Thank you, for returning and coming back into part two of our blog, “Bridging the Gaps”.
Before I write, I like to meditate on what my topic will be and tonight it was a little hard to do that. Metaphorically, a bridge is something that brings you safely across or over something huge, like a body of water or for my friends that are in major cities such as LA, they take you over the top of other roadways and freeways.
Another way I like to look at bridges is a form of “transition”…in LA they say you are transitioning from the 405 Freeway into downtown…or in Phoenix they say you are transitioning between the 202 and 10 Freeways into downtown. “Downtown” always being the main hub or center of the city. The crux of all productivity and movement. A transition from the calm and peacefulness to ones home to the work place, state buildings, commerce buildings, the state capital and major banking centers and so on.
In part one, we talked about using journaling to take us towards Bridging Gaps. If you have been following along, you have been blogging for a week now. Are there any patterns where subjects repeat? When you begin to bridge gaps in life or your business, it is important rather than to either blame others or blame yourself, that you see your own potential. The cornerstone of the bridge itself. Is that cornerstone stone strong and indentured or hanging on by a thread? Is there a certain tension or strength that holds the cornerstone in place so that nothing will cause it to waiver?
Perhaps bridging a gap is about repeating lessons so that when you are at the other side of the gap, you are able to look back and annotate what steps brought forth the success you achieved. Kind of like a field journal that belongs to Indiana Jones or King Tut’s discovering scientists, Howard Carter or the lab journals of such men as the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison. If field journals didn’t exist, they would still be making the same mistakes over and over on a daily basis, reliving their proverbial “Groundhog Days”.
Bridging the Gap for some is simply trying to decided what resides in the void between the present and the future, a roadmap or how-to manual for some to achieve their goals, wishes and/or dreams. However, this bridging is about acting on goals and carrying out those goals to achieve an end result. Bridging is a great many things to a great amount of people. It is a Transition of Life and sometimes a much-needed change. Such is the case of those who are suffering and recovering from addiction of any type or recovering from the death of a loved one. Perhaps it is dealing with divorce or the instance of those getting through a bankruptcy that resulted in the loss of a home and material possession.
Bridging takes the most work of the three. I believe this because bridging should be the part where change is realized and eventually occurs. Part of the bridging however, is to take a seriously look at how the “mistakes” of the past are indeed, lessons of the future.
Until next Tuesday, take a look at a particular situation and investigate what bridging needs to occur in order for you to move forward with success involving this project.
A helpful tool that I like using was invented by a person of AWESOMENESS named Louise Hay. Louise Hay of “Heal Your Life” fame taught a technique called “Mirror Work” to clients so that they would learn honesty in themselves by stating affirmations to themselves int he mirror, over and over again. You affirmations could include your own verbiage about bridging. My own is ” I am happy, healthy independently wealthy and debt free.” This bridge for me is about gaining personal freedoms from debtors and credit blunders I am still working on post divorce!
What you will find is that if you cannot admit your affirmations to yourself in the mirror, honesty is lacking and self esteem in affected. Hence, if you do not have confidence in what you desire to change, you will not be able to convince yourself of these “wants”.
Until next Tuesday, I would love to hear your responses and comments below. Thank you all for reading along with me on this journey! I am hopeful we can all act as Masterminds to help those seeking to be a Mastermind of some sort to one another.
Enjoy Your Evenings!