One of my favorite books is Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway . It taught me that when we push outside of our comfort zone we will inevitably experience fear which, rather than being a bad sign, is actually positive as it indicates we are growing and advancing. The trick is to feel the fear and do it anyway! When I first sat down to do a life audit it was a very scary experience. For the first time I was confronting the reality of my life rather than doing anything I could to deny what a state it was in. In order for my life audit to be effective I had to brutally honest, I had to face what I feared the most – I had to accept that my life was in need of a renovation.
But then something amazing happened, I started thinking about what I wanted my life to look like and I began to see the limitless possibilities in front of me. If, like me, you are hesitant to do a life audit take heart – the aim is not to dwell in self-pity but to envisage your life afresh, for without knowing where you are, you can’t move forward to where you want to be.
Imagine putting a destination into your Sat Nav only to find that you didn’t have the address of where you were? It just wouldn’t work. Think of the starting point as a life audit and the destination as your goals, you simply can’t achieve your goals if you are oblivious to where you’re setting off from. So face the fear and do it anyway! And when you do create your goals, remember, there are no wrong turns, just different routes.
Does doing a life audit make you nervous? Have you done one before? Do you think you would benefit from doing a life audit? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.
Following using psychology to transform my life, I founded Accessible Psychology to help empower others to live the life they long for. My journey is living testimony that no matter where you are, absolutely everyone can apply psychology in order to lead more fulfilling lives.
Oh and I love Oprah, Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins and lovely people like you!