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The 3A’s:
Creating a Purposeful Life through
Attention - Acceptance - Authenticity
www.dyanwilliams.com
(612) 323-1859
dya...
What
gets in the way
of creating a
purposeful life?
CHAOS
(or, more precisely,
aversion to chaos)
UNCERTAINTY
(or, more precisely,
apprehension of uncertainty)
MATERIAL GOALS
(or, more precisely,
attachment to material goals)
What are the
potential responses
to what
gets in the way?
PURPOSEFUL
ACTION
INACTION
© 2013, Dyan Williams
OVERACTION
CHAOS | UNCERTAINTY | MATERIAL GOALS
3 Practices to Create
Purposeful Action
Attention (seizing the power of
the present moment)
Acceptance (embracing
uncontro...
BUSYNESS
Overaction
STUCKNESS
Inaction
ATTENTION
Purposeful Action
Attention - Continuum
© 2013, Dyan Williams
Attention - Continuum
BUSYNESS
 Juggle
 Multitask
 Work harder & faster
STUCKNESS
 Drop
 Procrastinate/Delay
 Keep i...
RESISTANCE
Overaction
AVOIDANCE
Inaction
ACCEPTANCE
Purposeful Action
Acceptance - Continuum
© 2013, Dyan Williams
RESISTANCE
 Fight reality
 Micromanage/Control
 Bully way through
AVOIDANCE
 Escape reality
 Overthink/Obsess
 Fail ...
ACHIEVEMENT
Overaction
RELINQUISHMENT
Inaction
AUTHENTICITY
Purposeful Action
Authenticity - Continuum
© 2013, Dyan Willia...
ACHIEVEMENT
 Chase external rewards
 Fixate on goals
 Succeed at all costs
RELINQUISHMENT
 Seek certainty/familiarity
...
9 ways
to practice
the 3 A’s
Attention
1.Commit to
the present
Attention
2. Observe
without
judgment
Attention
3. Choose
one thing
at a time
Acceptance
4.Face
imperfect
conditions as
they are
Acceptance
5.Capitalize
on your
strengths and
let go of your
weaknesses
Acceptance
6.Feel what
you feel, but
drop the
story line
Authenticity
7.Claim
your
uniqueness
Authenticity
8.See setbacks
& mistakes as
opportunity to
grow & develop
Authenticity
9.Let go of the
when-then trap
Purposeful Action Leads to
a Purposeful Life
Attention helps you appreciate
what is before you
Acceptance enables you to
m...
The 3A’s:
Creating a Purposeful Life through
Attention - Acceptance - Authenticity
www.dyanwilliams.com
(612) 323-1859
dya...
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The 3A's: Creating a Purposeful Life Through Attention, Acceptance & Authenticity

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The 3A's: Creating a Purposeful Life Through Attention, Acceptance & Authenticity

  1. 1. The 3A’s: Creating a Purposeful Life through Attention - Acceptance - Authenticity www.dyanwilliams.com (612) 323-1859 dyan@dyanwilliams.com
  2. 2. What gets in the way of creating a purposeful life?
  3. 3. CHAOS (or, more precisely, aversion to chaos)
  4. 4. UNCERTAINTY (or, more precisely, apprehension of uncertainty)
  5. 5. MATERIAL GOALS (or, more precisely, attachment to material goals)
  6. 6. What are the potential responses to what gets in the way?
  7. 7. PURPOSEFUL ACTION INACTION © 2013, Dyan Williams OVERACTION CHAOS | UNCERTAINTY | MATERIAL GOALS
  8. 8. 3 Practices to Create Purposeful Action Attention (seizing the power of the present moment) Acceptance (embracing uncontrollable situations and circumstances as they unfold) Authenticity (acting in alignment with your true self and core values)
  9. 9. BUSYNESS Overaction STUCKNESS Inaction ATTENTION Purposeful Action Attention - Continuum © 2013, Dyan Williams
  10. 10. Attention - Continuum BUSYNESS  Juggle  Multitask  Work harder & faster STUCKNESS  Drop  Procrastinate/Delay  Keep idle ATTENTION  Focus  Single-task  Work in harmony © 2013, Dyan Williams
  11. 11. RESISTANCE Overaction AVOIDANCE Inaction ACCEPTANCE Purposeful Action Acceptance - Continuum © 2013, Dyan Williams
  12. 12. RESISTANCE  Fight reality  Micromanage/Control  Bully way through AVOIDANCE  Escape reality  Overthink/Obsess  Fail to follow through ACCEPTANCE  Befriend reality  Nurture/influence  Stay open and curious © 2013, Dyan Williams Acceptance - Continuum
  13. 13. ACHIEVEMENT Overaction RELINQUISHMENT Inaction AUTHENTICITY Purposeful Action Authenticity - Continuum © 2013, Dyan Williams
  14. 14. ACHIEVEMENT  Chase external rewards  Fixate on goals  Succeed at all costs RELINQUISHMENT  Seek certainty/familiarity  Give up on goals  Shun challenges AUTHENTICITY  Align with core values  Strive for goals without clinging  Learn no matter what © 2011, Dyan Williams Authenticity - Continuum
  15. 15. 9 ways to practice the 3 A’s
  16. 16. Attention 1.Commit to the present
  17. 17. Attention 2. Observe without judgment
  18. 18. Attention 3. Choose one thing at a time
  19. 19. Acceptance 4.Face imperfect conditions as they are
  20. 20. Acceptance 5.Capitalize on your strengths and let go of your weaknesses
  21. 21. Acceptance 6.Feel what you feel, but drop the story line
  22. 22. Authenticity 7.Claim your uniqueness
  23. 23. Authenticity 8.See setbacks & mistakes as opportunity to grow & develop
  24. 24. Authenticity 9.Let go of the when-then trap
  25. 25. Purposeful Action Leads to a Purposeful Life Attention helps you appreciate what is before you Acceptance enables you to move freely with the highs and lows Authenticity allows you to savor the process and your progress, regardless of the outcome
  26. 26. The 3A’s: Creating a Purposeful Life through Attention - Acceptance - Authenticity www.dyanwilliams.com (612) 323-1859 dyan@dyanwilliams.com

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