You’re driving your car and it’s veering to the left. You straighten it out, release the wheel and it veers to the left again. It’s out of alignment.
Like my car, I always get tell tale signs when I‘m not in alignment with my purpose and goals I’ve set for myself.
By nature I am Type B personality, easy going and free spirited but when I’m out of alignment I become irritable and experience actual stressed induced physical pain. My efforts are also more labor intensive and met with more resistance.
In the midst of being “busy” sometimes the signs of being misaligned are not obvious. This is when having a set plan with benchmarks, deadlines and expected outcomes becomes a valuable tool.
Whether it’s our vehicle, body or business relationships and|or environment if it’s not in alignment, it won’t run smoothly or be pain free.
The great thing about misalignments is that whatever is out of balance, can be corrected. Like you would your vehicle, take yourself off the road for repair. Pull out your tools (your plan) and run a diagnostic on where you are and how you got there.
Bring yourself back into alignment by correcting every area that has been an obstacle, distraction or barrier to you reaching your destination and causing you to veer out of your lane. This could be work environments, people steps in your plan that are not producing the outcomes desired.
Failure to realign will cause you to constantly be off centered and could be very costly long term.