Welcome Destination Life Lens®
Between Destination Life Lenses® and it’s mirror opposite, Journey Life Lenses®, you self-assess as a Destination Life Lens®.
A gentle reminder before we dig into your Journey Life Lenses® report: to get the most out of your results, I recommend:
- Approach your results with curiosity not judgement.
- Pay attention to that little voice in your head when it reacts with surprise, disbelief etc. In other words watch where you’re focusing and how you react to your Life Lenses® results.
- Have fun! Seriously. Suffering is optional.
Using Life Lenses® will work best for you when you ditch the natural tendency to look only at the strengths of your Life Lenses® and the weaknesses of the other Lenses. To truly shine look for what the other Life Lenses® have to offer you. I promise it’s a ton!
Destination Life Lens® description:
Destination Life Lenses® (a.k.a. you!) focus on getting where you’re going and what you’re trying to achieve. You put your time and energy into achieving your goals, reaching your objectives, getting things done. You are decisive and quick to act (because the faster you decide, the faster you’ll reach your goal).
You’re the king/queen of getting stuff done!
Destination Life Lenses® on a good day:
Destination Life Lenses® are known for ticking things off their list, having a clear sense of where they’re headed, and what they want to accomplish.
Take a peek at their desk and you’ll find a bunch of to-do lists, planners, and checklists. Every task will have a check in the box. And they’ll have a favorite to-do app that’s just bursting with yet more goals and tasks for the future.
Destination Life Lenses® are known for having no limit to the number of things they’re trying to get done. They’ll look at people who say they have nothing to do with a baffled expression.. Because there’s always SOMETHING to do, right?
Destination Life Lenses® have a well-developed coterie of ways of reaching their goals. They’re interested in services, products, apps that will help them be more efficient and love anything that’ll help them check off their next accomplishment.
One and done is their thing; they’re so focused on reaching their goals, they work efficiently and effectively.
I have goals. Lots of them. Within reach.
There’s nothing I love more than setting a target, working towards it and then finally (insert joyful pom pom shake here!) hitting that goal. I love it so much that I take my yearly goals and break them into mini goals for the month, for the week, and for each day. I literally multiply my goals so I have even more of them to check off!
For example a goal this year is to get rid of clutter.
Every.single.day I have a goal of getting rid of three things. I love doing this so much that I take a picture of those three things and post them in my ISE app, which makes a one second movie of each picture. I get a little tingle just thinking about it!
Same with meditating. I set a goal to (finally) start a simple and regular meditation practice each day. I use the Insights Timer app which tracks how long and how frequently I meditate. Again, I get a little thrill seeing how I’m reaching my goal of meditating briefly every day. Enter peace and ease.
That’s a Destination Life Lens® example for you. Paying attention to goals and getting things done (and thoroughly enjoying it!).
It doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as you get there. Elizabeth Gilbert
Destination Life Lens® on a bad day (no worries, we all have ‘em):
Focusing on your goals is a great thing. Until it’s not.
Until you find yourself reaching for a goal at all costs, doggedly pursuing the wrong goal, or focusing on achieving a goal for a goal’s sake. Just think of all of those times you’ve recorded something on your to-do list only to immediately cross it off because you’ve already done it…
Destination Life Lenses® on a bad day can have blinders on.
They’re so focused on reaching the goal that they don’t realize the goal post has changed. Or they reach the goal for the sake of the goal. Like going to the mall to buy some pants, rushing around and then coming home with a pair that don’t fit too well because coming back without any pants would’ve been unthinkable. Sure, they reached the goal, they bought the pants, but wouldn’t it have been better to slow down, pay more attention to the process (Journey Life Lens®), and end up with a pair of pants they actually love?
It was a hot summer day on the West Coast of Canada. My mom, dad, brothers, and I were in our family van on the way to go camping. The windows were rolled up tight and my dad was smoking like a chimney.
Zoom — we’d pass an inviting lake to cool off in.
Zoom — we’d pass an ice cream stand.
(And when I say “zoom”, I mean zoom, as my dad, a former spy, still drove as if he were in hot pursuit of a bad guy!)
Each time my little brothers and I would ask our dad to stop.
And each time he’d say the same thing: “We’ll stop when we get to the campground. If we stop now, those 20 cars I”ve passed will get by us.”
Enter a Destination Life Lens® on a bad day: focusing on getting to the destination at the expense of the journey. My dad was a hard working guy and his theory was you relax when you get where you’re going. We just wanted an ice cream!
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young
Where Destination Life Lenses® look: straight ahead at their goals.
Destination Life Lenses® colour: brown.
A sound that represents Destination Life Lenses® (notice the feeling of hearing a clip from the William Tell Overture): add link to song clip
What stresses a Destination Life Lens®: a lack of focus on, or disrespect for goals and objectives. Taking wayyyyy too long on process items when something of priority needs to get done quickly. Wasting time on process issues.
What a Destination Life Lens® values: getting goals and objectives accomplished, checking them off the list, getting stuff done. The DESTINATION is the point
Take action now as a Destination Life Lens®
- Learn — watch for examples of your Destination Life Lens® in your own life. Watch where you shine and build on your natural Destination strengths.
- Laugh — check out this funny clip for an example of an excessive Destination Life Lens® focusing on getting where it’s going. link to cat clip video
- Lead — practice switching lenses and seeking out the gifts the Journey Life Lenses® have for you e.g. process, the HOW instead of just the what.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
A snowdrift is a beautiful thing — if it doesn’t lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination. Hal Borland