Take Some Time To Audit Your

By Evan Sanders

A few years ago, one of my teachers gave us a Holiday pep talk before we left class and put forth a few pieces of information that I never forgot.

Everything he said was amazing, but one piece stuck out to me.

He said that we must first accept who we are if we are going to make changes in our lives.

What do I mean by this?

He meant that if you can see who you are right now in full honesty, you can move forward in becoming who you want to be.

If you want to take it even further, you are going to have to look at every single aspect of your life and decide where the room for improvement is.

The other important part is to see them as they are and not how you think they should have been.

Why is this important?

All of the truth and honesty is exactly what you need to build a solid life upon.

Going through this process allows you to step right into building a new life without trying to escape your old one.

When you can stop avoiding the past and accept yourself for who you truly are, you then are able to move forward into creating a beautiful new future. But if you leave the past a mess, you're asking for serious trouble.

So how do we actually do this audit?

My favorite way of doing this is getting on a huge chalkboard and drawing the whole thing out in terms of, "Where am I now?"

This will give you the experience of being able to see what your life's landscape looks like at the moment.

The next big question you have to ask yourself is, "Where do I want to be?"

The other piece of this puzzle is to envision what is in the future for you and to work backwards from there.

If you can do this piece by piece, you have created battle plans to work with.

This will give you a sense of grounding and foundation as you head into the unknown future because you will know what decisions will get you towards your goals.

The what you need to know part of the list should be a hell of a lot longer and more dense than the "what you know" part of the list. Truth is, you only have started to scratch the surface in a world full of knowledge.

So take a chunk of time out of your day to understand where you are exactly and where you need to be.

This will help you achieve your greatest dreams.

This process is pure magic.

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