I just wanted to check-in and let you know that I’m still on track to getting this month’s goal complete. But I just had to pop in here and say that the podcast (episode 179 about productivity) was so good and exactly what I needed to hear. On this past Friday, I was feeling a little queasy about my goal. Thoughts like, “what if you do all this work and it doesn’t work and no one wants it?” and I had this urge to pause and change my mind, but I didn’t and that podcast really helped support me in continuing forward.
Also, I was reminded of the last live call when you were coaching Whitney and you said something about committing to the outcome of $XXXK and if that (as in the action you’re taking) doesn’t work or produce the outcome/results desired, try a different action and fail until you get there. Don’t make failure mean anything about you.
So instead of “what if it doesn’t work?” I changed my thoughts to the following- “it will work, because I’m committed to making it work” also– “it doesn’t have to work, because I’m committed to XXX and will keep at it until I get there”.
And you know there’s something so incredibly freeing about keeping your word to yourself. It’s like I have this renewed belief in myself. Before putting something on my calendar, I ask myself if I’m really going to do it, because I know that I must keep my word to myself. My sister came to visit from Chicago this past weekend and she wanted me to spend the day with her and our Grandma on Sunday. I had told myself that I would only do so if I kept my word to myself and did everything I was supposed to do (like I have been doing since the beginning of this month) and if I didn’t I wasn’t going to spend time with sister or Grandma on Sunday. I even kindly told my sister over the phone on Saturday that I had to go and complete what was on my schedule, or else I wouldn’t be able to go with her and Grandma on Sunday. She didn’t mind at all and got off the phone really quickly. Lol.
Needless to say, I got it done. Including a video for my paid offer that I recorded in less than 15 minutes on Sunday morning before the family shenanigans were to begin. And you know what was awesome? I was actually able to be present like really present the entire time. I didn’t feel the urge to look at my phone, my planner, or to do list, because I had done what I said I was going to do and was able to fully be present and enjoy every minute with my family.
I’m kind of getting tear-eyed writing this, but I don’t think I’ve felt this proud of me in awhile. Anyway, I just had to let you know and say thank you. You’re bringing out the best in me.