It’s my favorite to read a detective story, Do you? One of my most enjoyable weekends as a child was spent with my family watching Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan utilize their powers of sleuth for solving the toughest and most difficult of crimes and ultimately to protect the planet from destruction. Although I enjoyed, the thought of classic capers has been for me, watching an unsettling leader hasn’t been so entertaining. It can quickly turn into a nightmare. Have you ever had the pleasure of working with someone whose reactions to situations could shift between extremes according to who was about, the direction in which it was winding, or if they’d had the best parking spot on early in the morning? It’s not alone as I’ve experienced the annoyance of being in the same room as (and with) “Bi-polar Bob” and “Wacky Wanda” as well. The constant struggle with inconsistencies, questions, and confusions can erode the trust required to maintain morale high and help the team move ahead and overcome the challenges that our teams face.
When looking at relationships, there ought to be no doubt – whether at work, home, or even at the park. If you’re not the first person to be aware of bad circumstances or feel as if you’re the only option, there is likely to be an explanation. The key question to consider is, “Am I building Covenants or breaking them?” The covenant represents a relation of trust. It means that whatever happens you do, you are acting in accordance with your convictions and that you can rely on your consistency. There are no uncertainties, and there’s no speculation about how you’ll go because you’re sure and constant. This begins with your own reflections on your beliefs about yourself, your position and manifests itself in the way you conduct yourself. To create daily agreements (and keep the mystery at the minimum), I constantly attempt to remain in line by taking time to reflect regularly on three aspects: statements of intention and statements of purpose and congruity between the two. While you might not be able to influence the behavior of others around you, however, you can modify your actions and reactions to others around you.
What Are My Statements of Purpose?
Statements of intention are born from the very core within me. They are, above all, the things I am proud of and the things that “I Believe.” Personally, I believe in integrity, honesty and family happiness, love, and the inherent humanity of our spirit. I think that every person is assigned a role in this huge blue, wet, and blue ball and that with that purpose is a responsibility to lighten other people’s burdens and not to add weight. These are the values that I use to live my daily life. It is time to think about your own. What is your statement of intent? What are your beliefs? What do you think? If it’s not clear to you, it’s sure to be a mystery for others!
What Are My Statements of Intent?
Statements of intention are different from the things are things that you “can do” (there are numerous things you can accomplish). Statements of intent are the things that you are going to do! Statements of intent from me include that I’ll:
Respect others and treat them with dignity. Respect others.
Let the needs of the people I cherish above my own.
Find the humor in the world.
Be honest with me as well as others.
If I’ve taken the time to reflect and purposefully record them, they are my own personal “manifesto” on how I will respond to situations, people as well as an outline of how I’ll live my life. What are the actions you will accomplish? It’s a lot of fun knowing what your declarations of intention are and then making them clear in writing and speaking the words out loud. Give yourself a favor!
Are The Two Congruent?
The last thing I consider is whether my actions and beliefs are compatible with each other. In the event that they do, there’s no doubt for anyone as to what I’ll (or will) react to in a given situation. If they aren’t, there’s something amiss. Or, I’m not sure I believe in what I’ve said as my goal or the intention isn’t in line with the notion. I like to compare it with the time people tell me” they “want” something. If you want something, then you’re taking steps toward your goals. If you’re not taking these steps, then it’s likely that you don’t need them. It’s just a nice thing to do. It’s the same with intention and intention. If you claim to believe something, but you don’t actually do it, then you do not truly believe it. Both must be in harmony. Otherwise, you’ll be deceived. The mystery will continue, and covenants are broken.
There’s no reason I don’t enjoy surprises, and I love them. I love the excitement that keeps relationships lively and fresh and how it can take teams towards new possibilities. But, I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I do not like the uncertainty of what you’ll do in the event that I contact you with negative information. There aren’t any mysteries in the bonds that are formed with your fellows; there’s only openness, trust, and trust. This is what’s being constructed every day in relationships so long as you’re practicing your beliefs and sharing them with the people in your circle. Step Up and Invest Yourself Today!