This week I’ve been thinking a bit about sacrifice, especially as it pertains to my evolving DMP and the message about forming good habits in scroll I. One of the ongoing questions over the past two weeks has been “What are you willing to do to meet your goals?” Most of the time this means “What are you willing to give up or change?”
The sacrifice needs to be something meaningful ie something that is holding me back from achieving my goals and becoming the person I aspire to be. And there are a few things for me to choose from.
But the one thing that is really causing a problem is distraction – especially with using netflicks, etc to distract me from the discomfort of actively engaging in the things that will move me forward (and out of my comfort zone). However, if I say that I will commit to removing these distractions, I will immediately turn on feelings of deprivation, resentment and resistance. So how to move forward?
In my experience as a health coach, I use the concept of crowding out instead of eliminate. It invokes the focus on adding in positive activities instead of eliminating bad ones. It seems that this is only a question of semantics but it’s an attitude tweak that seems to work.
So my commitment this week is to focus on reading more books, especially those that focus on aspects of my business and goals.