Find Common Ground

It’s been an incredible few weeks. I’m in the process of rebranding and coming up with a host of digital solutions for people who are interested in living a more empowered life. Amidst this chaotic process, I have been attending Commons church in Kensington, and I’m really enjoying it. There’s been a lot of value that come from the sermons, namely this quote really stood out to me:

“For [Christ] himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” – Ephesians 2:14

I actually found myself in an argument with someone the other week, and I thought of this quote, all we were doing was focusing on our differences. The barrier had been put up.

In reading The Influential Mind, I understand that when people have contrasting views, one of the most powerful things you can do is find common ground; an outcome for the greater good. Finding common ground is an incredible way to dissolve the barrier and work together towards an objective or a goal.

So if you find yourself at odds with another, or even with yourself – find common ground. The synergy, the power of working together is a deep driver that comes from our social nature.

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Resolutions without Regret

It’s all coming to a halt – the holiday season is finishing up and your new year is fast approaching.

It’s time to set some big intentions!  BUT as we get older we are less likely to create resolutions, let alone carry them out.  We’ve come to associate failure with resolution, why is that?

It’s an easy time to create resolutions, but they never carry any weight unless we take the time to look back and reflect.  In reading Michael Hyatt’s book “Your Best Year Ever“, he talks about the negative impact of regret, and how it can formulate limiting beliefs moving forward.

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He recommends After-Action reviews in which you look back at your previous resolutions and reflect on them.  Ask yourself;

  • State what you wanted to happen
  • Acknowledge what actually happened
  • Learn from the experience
  • Adjust the behaviour

Do this for each goal you had at the start of last year.  This will help you clear the air and set powerful intentions moving forward.  Take the time to reflect hard, then move forward!