What really matters

The BECOMING Method™ series week 5 of 8.

This week we’re going to move on to the M in the BECOMING Method - Meaning - what would make your life feel significant?

Knowing what matters most to you makes it easier to say no to other things. In addition, clarity on your priorities allows for setting meaningful goals.

By this time, you:

- know where you’re starting from

- have determined your areas of improvement/opportunity

- know what energizes and drains you

- what makes you feel amazing

- know what makes you unique

 

If you’re just joining me, you can check out the previous weeks here:

Podcast version - the BECOMING Method series starts with episode 8

Blog version - click the link for the BECOMING Method series

And you can download the Life Balance Tool here.



Let’s get started!

If you’ve been working through this with me, it would be a great time to pull out the values exercise from week one now.  If you don’t have it or are just tuning in, no worries.

Think back on your life. Incorporate not just what is happening now, but all that you used to be, all that you have done. Pull together accomplishments, characteristics, what others have said about you.

Who have you helped, how is the world better because of you? (This doesn't have to be big - impacting individuals has a ripple effect!) lower, I believe that this is part of God’s plan.  

What really matters most to you? How do you want to be remembered?

I encourage you to work through writing your obituary.  Although this can be a bit (or a lot) uncomfortable in the beginning, it’s a beautiful way to summarize your life up to this point. It can also be enlightening - there may be things that you want to be remembered for that haven’t been a part of your life recently. The good news about doing this exercise now is that there is time to change some things. 

Here are the most frequently used components of an obituary. Remember, however, that this is yours, so feel free to add and subtract from this list as you see fit. Copy and paste this to an electronic document and get started, or start writing by hand. The important thing is to start getting it out of your head and onto a page. 

 

  • Age
  • Date of death
  • Location of death (city, state)
  • Cause of death
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Names of high school and/or colleges
  • Spouse's names
  • Names of children
  • Job/professional history
  • Hobbies
  • Organization memberships
  • Immediate family still living
  • Immediate family who have passed
  • Location of funeral services
  • Date and time of funeral services
  • Organization for memorial donations

 

There are also some really nice examples on the website www.everloved.com

I’ll close out this week with a quote from Diana Ross:

"Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then." - Diana Ross

 

Next week we’re going to dive into week 6 -  Intention - fearless pursuit of your dreams 

And if you’re ready to go deeper into any of these areas, check out ways to work with me further at https://www.jennylytle.com/work-with-jenny

Until next time, take a deep breath or two and never stop becoming the best version of YOU.

I am also always open to suggestions and show ideas, and want to collaborate with other like-minded individuals, so feel free to reach out to me at https://www.jennylytle.com/podcast-guest

 

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