Have you ever asked yourself, ”Is this all there is?” or ” Is this as good as it gets?”
A life-limiting challenge for a family member prompted these questions to question come up recently and I can understand why; they have settled – and they know it. Have you too settled in some small way?
If you have on some level wondered “could there be more ?”, then you may enjoy this post about what it means to take a look at what might be your more. Once you name what you want your more to be; add it to your own customized personal leadership development plan.
“Wanting more in life is to want better. A better day, a better you, a better life, or a better world”
Here are some ideas to take a look at when I think of what it is to have more – and it is for sure not about having more meaningless “stuff”. Having more, has a purpose. If your more can help you better connect, become more masterful or be in better service in the world – then this is a perspective where I’ll say more is a personal leadership development mindset.
Here are 7 ideas around “MORE” for your personal leadership development plan:
Want More. When you want more – the likelihood of your being able to get more increases. When we squash our dreams and desires with small beliefs that we shouldn’t , or can’t do something – a part of us shrivels a little. If you have ever had a dream – and you have kept it to yourself – you know what I am talking about here.
Have you settled? Settling for a smaller life than you imagined is just an example where the want for more may have been silenced. If you have molded yourself to another’s ideal vision for the way you live – it just might be an opportunity to look at what you most value.
There is a basic and so true fact that when we live our own values, and we live them fully – our personal fulfillment level rises.
Do you want more personal fulfillment? If so, get better at living your own values and life as you self – define success.
Just remember, wanting more is ok; it’s just about your own self-expression.
Deserve More. It’s ok to expect more. You are worth it.
If you have ever thought, “I don’t need that” or “I don’t deserve that” What are you really saying?
I am not talking about unconscious excesses here. I am talking about self-full, simple, meaningful desires for better, that would improve your life. The opportunity here is to look at what it is you most want and then find ways to receive it.
Give More. When you undertake “a path of betterism”, you are saying through your behaviours that you are willing to go outside your normal comfort zone of acting, and are willing to give an increased effort. The by-products of approaching your life with an “I will give more” attitude is many. Things like increases in self-confidence, increased efficiency and productivity are just a few.
Imagine how much more you would be able to carry out, if you just had the ability to give more.
There is a quiet concept here. It’s that no more would you be able to spread yourself too thin, where you are giving less to everyone. The capacity to give more - is rooted in the idea – that you would give your time and energy to what is most meaningful for you – and then re-align the rest of your energy.
Design for More. Did you know you can increase your capacity for something – by designing the environment around you to support that increase in capacity. By changing your environments to support your upcoming excellence – you can create an inspirational vacuum to pull yourself forward.
This can be as simple as surrounding yourself with the people, ideas and things that are going to support you to be your very best – and just releasing the rest. Or alternatively, it can be a process where you dive deep and design your environments so your evolution happens with ease.
It’s up to you how you approach it – just know you can consciously create a supportive environment for yourself – no matter your current circumstance. Once you gain the awareness of these supportive environments – they become the blue print for your personal leadership development plan.
Experience More. We have parts of ourselves that like things to stay comfortable. Expanding outside of that comfort zone can feel discomforting to those parts.
The choice to experience more in our lives – is a choice of keeping ourselves in momentum when we wish movement. In that choice, it asks us to do more and feel more.
Now those things in themselves are wonderful. The skill needed is just to learn how to expand your capacity. Your capacity to do, and your capacity to feel, and both of those can be easily learned.
If you are ready to undertake more in your life – it might be a sign that you are ready for things to be better.
Have you thought of what you might incorporate into a personal leadership development plan – that will assist you to get better?