Before we start working on achieving our goals, we need to define what the actual goal is. This is such a crucial part of the change process, but somehow can be rushed or overlooked. To ensure that we are 100% sure of our goal(s), it is best at this early stage to take the time to be honest in what we want to achieve.
Sticking with the Tao of Pooh theme, I have come across an extremely insightful piece on how we should listen to our “gut” or Inner Nature as it is termed in the Chapter Cottlestone Pie in the Tao of Pooh. Our Inner Nature or “gut” is there to be noticed and listened to. It assists us with moving into the change process with confidence and a positive frame of mind.
“…As we have likely recognised by now, no two snowflakes, trees, or animals are alike. No two people are the same, either. Everything has its own Inner Nature. Unlike other forms of life, though, people are easily led away from what’s right for them, because people have Brain, and Brian can be fooled. Inner Nature, when relied on, cannot be fooled.