Well guys, it’s day 6 and I’m going to cut right to the chase…
Today’s Challenge is this question: What are my 3 priorities for the next 30 days that will move me closer towards living on my own terms?
As I stared at this question, I could almost feel the colour draining out of my face and Writer’s Block setting in like rigormortis.
3 Priorities… *blink*
30 Days… *blink, blink*
Move me closer… *gulp*
Life on MY OWN TERMS! *GASP!*
The words jumped out at me, sticking up from the page like daggers. And even though, deep down I knew they intended no harm – they still felt menacing because I was seeing, no perceiving something entirely different.
Holy crap…it’s Resistance!
Generally, operating in stealth mode, in the past, I’d miss it coming. I might interpret it as valid concerns or genuine fear. Having lived with it for so long, believing its fabrications were like second-nature. They were familar – a familiarity, I had often mistaken for the truth. But, what I’ve come to realize is, clearly it’s not the truth and after yesterday’s Perfect Day exercise, reality really started to set in.
For the most part…
I…AM…already experiencing my perfect days.
Aaaannnnnnnd… The only real thing that has ever and could ever stand in the way of me experiencing them is…M.E.
So, my priorities are really simple….
- BE AWARE – not just for 30 days but forever.
Just because I feel things, doesn’t mean they’re real. I need to question, explore and investigate my emotions, thoughts and fears. **note to self: Meditation improves awareness – don’t stop!**
- BREAK THE NOT GOOD ENOUGH HABIT
Stop inflicting yesterday’s wounds today. Those childhood memories happened years ago and regardless of what was said yesterday or could be said tomorrow, I decide what I hear today. **note to self: I will be my biggest cheerleader, advocate and support. I will choose to be there for me.
I once heard Marie Forleo say, ‘Clarity comes through engagement, not through thought‘ – Avoid analysis paralysis and DIVE IN!
Now, I have to admit, when I started this list, my first inclination, was to try to come up with some sort of tactical list or a strategic gameplan, but I’m going to bench that urge and embrace the fact that…Freedom has already been unfolding all around me.
So take that Resistance – take that!