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Thinking points – Are you engaged in your new future?

Let’s start with a couple of questions. What are your answers?
1.  If you were to FULLY live your life, what is the first
change you would start to make?

2.  What do you want MORE of in your life?  (Make a list)

3.  What do you want LESS of in your life?  (Make a list)

4.  What are three things you are doing regularly that don’t
serve or support you?

5.  What would you try now if you knew you could not fail?

Have you considered what your life would be like if you were fully engaged in your own story? Engagement means being proactive in charting your future, designing a plan that will push you towards that future and then executing the plan to realize your new future.

It’s not an easy task to create your future. It is easier to take a path that may take you to nowhere, or as it could be called utopia (that being a non-existent place). Marianne Williamson writes “Our greatest power to change our world lies in our power to see beyond the veil. For we will invoke the world we choose to see.” What do you choose to see?

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

appreciative – feeling or expressive of gratitude; “was appreciative of his efforts”; “an appreciative word”

in·quir·y

1. The act of inquiring.

2. A question; a query.

3. A close examination of a matter in a search for information or truth.

One of the definitions of Appreciative Inquiry is search for the best in people. That definition is pretty powerful don’t you think. Why would we want to search for the best in people?

The AI process is designed to be one of creative expression, something that many people rarely experience. All too often people are told what to think, how to think and what to think. AI really turns the current reality upside-down and allows people to design solutions from a point of view that is not critical but rather creative.

The AI model is based on four concepts, discovery, dream, design, and destiny.

Next time we will talk about the discovery phase and how that is used.