Day 2/5: Oops, You Did it Again?!
𝟓 𝐖𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠
Over the next 5 days, I’d love to share some of my experience of turning your Seeking into Finding.
Welcome to day 2!
Have you ever been to a seminar and never applied what you learned? Have you ever bought a book and just put it on your bookshelf? Do you know what to do to make change but you can’t seem to stay focused?
I can really relate.
And then the blame cycle starts:
𝘖𝘰𝘱𝘴, 𝘐 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯. 𝘚𝘦𝘦? 𝘐 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬. 𝘕𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘶𝘵!
Have you seen the last Kung Fu Panda movie? There is this great scene where Master Shifu suddenly leaves and puts Po in charge of his teaching. But Po has never taught before and says he can’t do it. He tries to teach but seems to mess everything up. It is painful and hard for him and he wants to quit! Until he finds himself and realises:
“𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦.”
If you want to create more meaning in life, you will have to get out of your comfort zone and do something different.
Your saboteur and ego want to keep you the same, because sameness means safety. Even if that safety is a life of mediocrity, poverty, sickness, complaining, brokenness, unhappiness and depression.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁?
Rather than trying to make massive changes immediately, implement a small and incremental step every day. Set a 3–6 month outcome and chunk it down into daily activities that inspire you to achieve that goal.
For example, I have booked my London marathon (42km) for October and started training two months ago.
I couldn’t immediately run 42km in one go! Let alone 5km. After I ran 2km on my first day my knee started to hurt. My body wanted to keep me safe and not do the marathon! It wanted to give up before I even started.
But I persisted, I went to the chiropractor, did some yoga and a few weeks later I started running again.
I ran a 10K race last week and yesterday I ran 14K at 6am.
Next week I will run a half marathon, followed by another half marathon a month later after which I am confident to run a full marathon.
The marathon in October is my Northern Star and every day I take a small and incremental step towards it.
𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: 𝗦𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝟯-𝟲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝘁.
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