So, this this the thing…..
It has come to my realisation that its time to change, its very easy to start on a hard journey, and as the journey gets a bit easier, you start to get comfortable, become a little less consistent, take your ability for granted, you become less than excellent or you get a new comfort zone. Sometimes we get tricked, we get what is known as an upper limit problem. I learnt about this from a book called the Big Leap, where Gay Hendricks describes how when you are getting to the top of your momentum, you can sabotage yourself unknowingly. This sabotage can take many forms, from picking unnecessary fights with loved ones from letting normal challenges of life get in the way of your mood, ( e.g broken down car) or getting ill at particular moments. They are all distractions! We can recognise these things by the timing of the occurrence and how we deal with them.
At points in our life we show publicly that we can be an expert in something for a period of time, e.g passing your driving tests, your exams, or getting your black belt in martial arts. The idea in becoming that best version of you is not to drop the efforts and stop showing up once you have gotten these things. There is always another mountain.
And here is the other thing, if we exhibit this behaviour in one area of our life, trust me we are doing it in other areas too. We are who we are, yes some people can wear masks for some of the time, but in the end, we all show up as we are at some point.
As we are going to show up as who we are, then it stands to reason, that we really should make ourselves better. I am a work in progress, but nonetheless, there is room for improvement in how I am trying to improve, improvement in my efforts, in acting on what I learn- my consistency following through on my openness!
Does any of this resonate with you? I would love to hear from you on this. You can let me know in the comments below. or do feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatever you are doing, do it with love and always choose happiness.