DO IT ANYWAY
Congratulations Brave Team… we have completed our first 8 full days in training for our special event… Winning The Inner Game!
Time to Check In:
1. I listened to or read something inspiring… not what I had planned or said I would read… but something inspiring or positive or mind changing for 15 minutes each day. Check!
2. I took a daily walk of empowerment and possibility, sometimes just across my living room floor on my way to bed, but powerfully walk I did. Check!
3. I asked at least 2 people every day to take a look at this amazing opportunity we are offering (except for Sunday where I officially asked only one person but I did a lot of other talking that day… it really doesn’t justify anything, but that’s my story and I’m sticking with it (-;). Check (with compassion)
So let’s assess how training went, and please feel free to share your breakthroughs, insights, and wisdom you gain along the way as well. What did I achieve or learn in practicing to become an Olympic Luminary this week? Well, almost every day, I didn’t feel like it. What?!? This was supposed to be exciting, inspiring, fun, and lift me to a whole new level! HOW CAN I NOT FEEL LIKE DOING IT? I don’t know, and the truth is, it doesn’t matter.
I can spend a lot of time contemplating why I don’t always want to do what I know will make a positive difference… or I can just not feel like doing it, and do it anyway. Why do we let how we feel hold so much power over doing something proactive? And at what point will we realize that feelings follow actions, not the other way around?
So here is my big lesson of the week: activity solves most problems.
I don’t feel like it so I spend an hour arguing with myself about whether I’ll do it or not. Then I just pick up the phone, call someone I have that knot in my stomach over, and we have an amazing talk. She is open to hearing what I want to share, she tells me about a school in Florida that might be the ideal school for my son, and we remember how much we have in common. I don’t feel like going out and inspiring a group that might not be as big as I expected (after all, I was up all night with a sick mom and ridiculous leg cramps wah wah wah)… but I go anyway and leave refreshed, excited, and so grateful for the perfect combination of people who showed up.
I hate to say it, but I’m beginning to think that every time I say to myself “I don’t feel like it”… then it is in that very moment that I must do it without delay. Perhaps my mind will decide that if that is the consequence of complaining, it is better to just quiet down and let me get on with my life. Let the inner games begin! Either way, I am going to commit for the next week to continue to DO IT ANYWAY! Serious athletes in training just keep at it, until it gets easier… and then they raise the bar. Who’s in? Game On!
And by the way, I love you all!