Such a simple question however if you are like me this has been incredibly confronting and has taken me quite a bit of stripping away to get to my deep truth of ‘WHAT I WANT”.
Being a mother, a daughter, a wife, business partner, a support person, a community member, and a chairperson, I could easily and quickly tell you what each of the people or organisations I was part of wanted but when I posed the question to myself, as a woman without all those hats, I came up blank.
I was horrified, as I searched inside myself I couldn’t find the part of me that said” My list of wants”. As a coach i felt somewhat negligent that I had overlooked this. I did find some relief as I discussed this with some of my woman friends and peers, I found it was in fact quite common.
Since then I have been on a mission of delving behind all the roles I play and have played to get to the essence of me, the truth of what I want. Part of this process has been making lists of desires and then asking myself “ why do I want that” . I have found this to be very revealing as it exposes when I am wanting for someone else or to match someone else’s idea of me. This of course is a work in progress however I feel connected to my list of wants and desires and the reasons why I want to achieve them and from that list I create my goals.
My main want, like many of us is to make a difference. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to do this as part of all my roles and in my coaching practise and personal development business.
“ There is no one who does you like you do you, so be the best you that you can be” Rachael Bermingham