Roles to adopt in supporting a balanced approach towards living your journey

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As we move along our journey towards being our best, we also need to be cognisant of certain roles  that can be adopted to support a balanced approach towards living this journey.

It is my point of view that the following roles, with an associated affirmation, will do just that and they are:

  • Being a Health Maintainer:

"I maintain good health and fitness in body (physical) and mind (mental/ emotional/social)"

  • Being a Principled Individual:

"I express self respect, including respect for others, as well as the drive and confidence for pursuing and actualising “principle Centred Living” in my day-to-day walk of life."

  • Being a Family Member:

"I accept my family role with grace and do the ‘right things right’, pertaining to such a role, in harmony with the other family member roles."

  • Being a Profession Practitioner

"I take command of the subject matter of my profession and practice it to the benefit of the enterprise I work with, as well as to the community I live in."

Herewith then 4 basic roles supporting a balanced approach towards living the journey of being the best you can be.

There are 3 more basic roles that will complete this balanced approach, but to be reviewed in my next blog. In the mean time, if you would choose to pursue this approach, what will it take to adopt these affirmations to the best of your abilities?

Copyright © : Dirk JO Devis – Frontier Coaching - 2012



Journey Framework: Being Persistent

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In my blog dated 19th March 2012, I made reference to a specific journey that needs to be followed in order to successfully realise the experience of being your best. In it, I posed the following questions:

“What needs to happen along the way in order for you to be appropriately positioned to effectively address this journey? What is the framework of operation required to successfully make it through this journey?

My point of view on this framework is as follows:

  1. That there are clear goals made as milestones on which to focus !
  2. That opportunities for realizing those goals are recognised along the way !
  3. That the appropriate attitude is obtained to approach those opportunities with !
  4. That the challenges are identified that lie ahead of us !
  5. That the courage to deal with those challenges is in place !
  6. That, above all, there is persistency to see the journey through !

If one follows this framework of operation, the probability for me is high that one can journey successfully towards being the best you can be. Can you be with this possibility?”

So far in my blog writing I have dealt with the framing of the above, but on one aspect of this framework I have not yet commented on, and that is the value of persistency to see the journey through.

Many a word has been said about persistence. The SA Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it as to continue firmly or obstinately on a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. A Japanese proverb on persistence states: “Fall seven times, stand up eight!” Even as far as the 13th century, a known English saying at that time was: “ constant dropping wears away a stone”. The most perceptible reference to persistence for me is the following: “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins ... not through strength, but through persistence.”

Persistence for me is like the stamina of the road runner to see a marathon through, being in it for the long haul, to be constantly at it with whatever strength you may have at that moment to reach your destination – by just keeping on  doing your best, whatever your best is at that moment, in faith that it is within you to reach your destination in due course!

Can you be with this possibility of persistence ?

Copyright © : Dirk JO Devis – Frontier Coaching - 2012



Journey Framework: Being courageous

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An old English proverb of the early 19th century states that  “You never know what you can do till you try it”.

As we facing our challenges, some by force or by choice, there is always an initial reluctance to deal with the issues at hand. The reason being the anticipated difficulty, fear of failure or even the unknown that one has to deal with. That is when courage needs to be summoned from within to get us through it.

Courage has been defined as the ability to do something that frightens one, as well as to act on one’s convictions and believes despite danger or disapproval ... even to lose sight of the shore ... or the familiar.

Subsequent to that, J. M. Barrie even states the importance of courage being: “Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes!”.

What stands out from the above is that courage is an ability to act, regardless of fear, but sourced from your convictions and believes. In the words of Joyce Meyer: “ ... to seize victory by stepping out to do it afraid!”.

So, on deciding to take up the challenge to be the best you can be in any or specific situation, have you got the believe to source your courage from and to do it whatever it takes? If so then choose to do it!

As such, let then our motto be – within the presence of my thru self and my convictions, I have the courage and subsequently the strength to take on this challenge, continue with it and to complete it to the best of my abilities.

With reference to my opening statement, let me conclude with the following words – you never know what challenges you can deal with till you choose to deal with it from within the courage of your convictions.

Copyright © : Dirk JO Devis – Frontier Coaching - 2011