In my 1st post I mentioned that one of my four change factors was “stop myself from skipping the parts that were hard.”
Here is the whole list:
- admit my way wasn’t working
- trust and follow someone else’s system
- stop myself from skipping the parts that were hard
- create a way to incorporate the ‘after’ into my every day
What each of us considered “hard” will be different, but as you create any kind of plan… something will seem overwhelmingly difficult! Sorry, that’s the way it is.
Change isn’t easy – so plan for what is hard BEFORE you get to it (and believe it or not, that particular section of your plan will seem easier and perhaps even UNDERwhelming).
I love how Laura talks about this on pg 51 “Imagine if those boulders were broken down into pieces of rock. A pile of rocks doesn’t seem as difficult to move as a huge boulder, does it? And what if we broke each rock into pieces of sand? How easy would it be to move a pile of sand out of your way? Why, you could move it handful by handful if you wanted to!”
That is where I am as I write this post (January 24th 2013), figuring out for myself how to break down each of my areas of focus into those piles of sand – maybe I can even find a fire-hose to blast them out of my path, I’ll keep you posted.
What do you need to break down for yourself that feels like a giant obstacle to your success? Can you break it down into sand for yourself?
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