The best thing you can do when you’re feeling misaligned is to diagnose the problem at its very core. My single greatest game-changer is this: whenever I feel stressed, or dissatisfied, I ask myself—am I feeling misaligned to my mission, values, or goals?
Years ago, when I first developed The Triple Alignment Model, I wrote down these sentences. These three sentences changed my life. Since then, every single time I felt stressed, misaligned, or dissatisfied, I would refer back to them to get to the source of my frustration..
When we’re not aligned to mission, we work toward things that don’t add meaning to our lives.
When not aligned in goals, we know what we want but don’t know how to get there, so spread ourselves too thin.
When we’re not aligned to our values, we struggle to find the proper environment or support system to be ourselves.