Knowing what really matters to you.
- Clarifying your life priorities
- How do I want to be and what life do I want to have?
- Where do I want to get to precedes how do I get there.
Knowing the difference between the journey and the destination
Destination vs. Journey
The “Destination vs. Journey” axis is based on the idea that in order to achieve change, you must know where you are going. The destination is important, because the destination determines what happens on the journey. MindFulChoice™ focuses on the destination because there are many ways to get to the same place.
While understanding how to do something is good, that is only one step on the journey. Insight alone does not create change. Change requires action. To achieve change and live a truly different life from the one you’re living right now, you have to choose a goal and figure out a way to achieve it.
You can still achieve a goal whether it’s easy or not, and whether it goes quickly or not. Change is worth pursuing even when it isn’t quick or easy. To achieve your goals, you have to work past those elements in order to reach them.
Because of the importance of the destination, MindFulChoice™ employs a method called backward design. Backward design is an idea from academia that is used to design lesson plans. It’s basically the idea that, when planning, you should start by figuring out what your goals are. Once you’ve done that, you can create the rest of the plan. By using this method, you can create a plan that is a “road map” which will get you to your selected destination.
When you use backward design, you focus on the goal first, not on the methods or any other aspect of planning. When this method is used in MindFulChoice™, you can think of it as focusing on the destination, rather than the journey.