When working with a new client, at the onset we take stock of where they are at and where they want to be. They typically write lists of what they wish for in life in terms of improvement. More often than not, most of everything they present to me is about doing and having. Doing more of some things and less of others, or doing new things. A different career, a new hobby, better results in golf… And having more of something and less of something else. More money with less effort and less worry for example.
Rarely do I see anything about being. Being authentic, being honorable, being productive, being precise, being mindful…
So are we human “beings”, “doings” or “havings” is the question I have to ask. Where is our focus?
How about you? What would you have written down on the list? Where is your focus?