pave a road to the future you want
Journey Maps are used to distinguish strengths, weaknesses, patterns, needs and other emotional factors that have all contributed to where you are now. To get to where you want to go in the future, it is important to be honest about your expectations, emotions and habits. It is impossible to train in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Gung and expect a result without clear intention. What appears to be just physical training is multilayered. The journey mapping tool emulates mindful action similar to what martial arts require. So, start with the questions below. Review them often, add pictures or draw an actual map with your goals listed at the end. This is good kung fu - Great skill accomplished through hard work over a long period of time.
Write a minimum of 10 events that represent your past. Select a variety of timelines – baby, toddler, child, teenager, young adult and a variety of experiences – education, travel, partners, events, etc.
Is there an emotional thread? / Can you identify patterns? / Do you have regret or resentment?
What makes you feel fulfilled or unfulfilled? / What actions do I contribute to those?
What ongoing needs are unmet in my life? / What keeps me stuck?
What are the things that I dislike that I can change?
What are my motivations? Are they aligned with my goals and decisions?
List a minimum of 5 events that you would like to be part of your future.
Have a clear understanding of the reasons why you have selected these events.
List 5 related long-term goals and then short-term goals necessary to accomplish it.
Living a rich life is much more complex but analyzing how you got to where you are now will greatly aid in developing a solid plan for the future. Know your values, your triggers, yourself. This simple Journey Map will clear the path towards self-discovery and eventual self-mastery. But for the complete mind, body, spirit triad, I recommend Kung Fu Connection where it is embodied daily. Enjoy and explore our website.