Five Years ago I was introduced to a simple yet very effective process that has helped me to stay in motion, and I’m sure if you adopted it, it  will serve you well also. The process is called an "Ascent" , and it can serve many purposes and many benefits depending on how you choose to apply it. Don’t worry it’s not some weird ritual, but like anything it requires discipline and persistence to really maximise it’s effectiveness. For me I use the Ascent process to raise my own awareness, to gain clarity, and to enable me to be deliberate about what I choose to Be and Do for NOW and the FUTURE.I can’t really do much about what has just happened, but I can however learn from the past and by spending a little time each week to REFLECT I can quickly identify events, and outcomes that went well (Achievements), not so well  (Learnings) and then I can shift my thinking to the Future and get clear about what I want to achieve, or manifest to happen in the future.

 This is a 3-part process and begins by listing out all of your ACHIEVEMENTS (both business and personal) for the week. When you look back on the past week, what were the highlights, successes, milestones, the battles you fought and won? It’s these ACHIEVEMENTS that provide the real foundation blocks for your future success and provide you with the forward momentum to build on. By not taking the time out to acknowledge your achievements you’re missing out on a very powerful tool.

 Next, look back on all the failures, disappointments and low points throughout the week, the times when things did not work out as you’d planned. From these events and experiences list what I call your LEARNINGS. A failure is really only ever a failure if you miss the great learning opportunity that always goes with it. If you don’t take the time to reflect on these times, chances are you’ll miss the gift of learning, and guess what? You’ll more often than not get to repeat the low point some other time in the not too distant future. Learn from your mistakes; turn them in to the gift that they really are.
The third and final part of the “Ascent” process is to list out what I call your INTENTIONS for the coming week. What specifically are your “Intentions” for the week ahead…the things, events and outcomes you’d like to become a reality? Intentions are really separate from goals; they define the framework within which you’ll set your goals. Always make sure that you have a balance of personal and business intentions. Intentions are not To Do Lists either. For example you might set an Intention to Be Positive, to Be Generous, Be Grateful, Give great service, It’s a combination of Mindset and Task Based Intentions.
I have made it as part of my routine to complete my Ascent weekly, then every 90 Days and Annually.
Remember the definition of Insanity  ……….."Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different Result". That usually comes about because we get too caught up in the Busyness of Business and Life and don’t take the time to Reflect. By making the Ascent process a habit and part of your routine will help you stay not only Sane, It will help you to Thrive….
Another way you can use this is to share your ascent with collegues, superiors, friends and family to give them a heads up of what’s up and vice versa. This can be used as a communication tool in teams and groups to help be connected, be supportive.
Have fun playing with this………….Keeping you Maximised