By Reginald Jackson (USA)

In Part 1, I introduced the three elements of [a] context; exposure (past), experience (present), and expectation (future). Because our context is the lens through which we see the world, we have the power to see the world differently. While it is impossible to change the past (exposure), you do have the ability to change your relationship to your experience (present) and possess ways to create a positive expectation (future). How can you achieve this? I’m glad you asked!

It’s safe to say you have no control over the past. Unfortunately, some people hold on to the past with no constructive purpose for doing so. This can create unnecessary, if not detrimental interference, preventing you from moving forward. It has been said if you don’t study/learn from history; it’s bound to repeat itself. Although I am a firm believer in that statement, I don’t believe there is any benefit in constantly [re]living your own history. By allowing your history to dictate your future, you rob yourself of creating new, more fulfilling memories. Depending on your circumstances, this may be easier said than done. One of the best ways to overcome this dilemma is to actually rewrite the script of your expectation. By focusing more on the future state, and actively designing how your future will appear, it can bring about the expectation(s) you desire.

Source: iCN Issue 13 (Wellness & Holistic Coaching); pages 46-47

About Reginald Jackson

As a Personal and Business Coach, Reginald works with individuals, as well as groups, inspiring them to move outside their comfort zone and realize their greatness. His journey up to this point is interesting and quite diverse. Having served in the Marine Corps for more than twenty years, he offers a unique blend of leadership, wisdom, and compassion. Over the span of his career, he trained, counseled, and mentored hundreds of Marines. It was during that time he developed the insight and awareness that makes him such a powerful Coach.  Since retiring from the Corps in 2007, he has held leadership positions in the IT industry, to include consulting and project management. Working with others and seeing “the light come on” is especially rewarding.