This is the first article I ever wrote, and I still get daily enquiries about the way to apply it to life.
What’s your AIM in life?
By Deepak Lodhia
Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s your aim in life?” It’s quite a powerful question because it is a pretty direct and incisive way to ascertain what your purpose in life is and what you aim to achieve. I decided to break down the question further to create a better understanding. What I created has become known as the ‘Lodhia Model’. “What is your AIM in life?” Or should I say, what is your Awareness, Intention, and Motion through emotion, in life?
“What?” I hear you say. Let’s take each of these in turn so I can explain…
What is your Awareness? They say awareness changes everything, and only when you become aware can you change anything. So, start to pay attention to everything. What I mean by this is pay 100% attention to everything around you and start to notice what you notice. Your awareness will give you very specific clues as to where you are in life right now. If you don’t pay attention, the clues may come like feathers, like a brick or even a truck. But if you pay attention right now in this moment, be honest, what is your awareness telling you right now? Does answering the question make you feel quite tense or more relaxed? If it makes you feel tense, is it possible that your awareness is telling you to dig deeper? Or maybe to be more honest with yourself? When you truly listen to your awareness, you may notice that you feel more relaxed throughout the body. Even your mind may become quieter over time. The key is to pay attention 100%.
So, may I ask you as you listen to your awareness, where are you at right now in life? Remember there is no right or wrong answer; this is just “what is so” right now, so just allow yourself to be as specific as you want.
What are your Intentions? Before I launch into intention, may I ask you this question: “What is the difference between want and intention?” Would you care to try an exercise to help illustrate the difference?
Take a piece of paper and a pen. Divide the piece of paper into two columns. In the left hand column write “Wants” and write down everything you want in life. Be as extravagant as you desire. Imagine it’s your birthday and really go for it! Now in the right column write “Intentions” and write down all the things that you intend to do.
Once you have finished, notice the difference between the two columns. What do y