The object of this exercise is for each participant to reveal and understand the pattern(s) he or she uses in meeting life’s goals and objectives. These patterns are revealed accurately and swiftly in this simple exercise.Debrief/Facilitator Notes
After each person completes the exercise, the facilitators process their journey, pattern, and path. Then, process again, with the group as a whole, when everyone’s finished.In discussing a participant’s process, several questions and/or comments can help them analyze their own thinking, feeling and behavior. Such as:
– How accurate do you think this exercise revealed your life’s patterns?
Identify two points in the room. Designate a point A and a Point B, that are separated by a minimum of 25 feet. It is helpful if one or two facilitators model the exercise by sharing their path from A to B, to show the uniqueness and possibilities of the exercise.The facilitator then asks each student to walk from point A to point B in the same way they live their lives, do their jobs, or reach their goals. The participant can twist or turn, add anything or anyone from the group to represent their process.In some cases, repetition of the exercise is important for an individual particularly where it can show success. Some people may ask to be coached to the end. As a Facilitator, you may sense that a person needs coaching to get to Point B, even if they don’t request help.
You may also have the entire group move from Point A to Point B together. This will give you fuel for discussion about teamwork, project management, and group dynamics.
It is important to make the point that whatever path we are now on, the path can be changed or altered immediately. If a person needs support in changing their path, coaching is a most effective method to do so.