Yesterday, 31 Days of Personhood: Day 22: Procrastination, we talked about developing systems to deal with our procrastination. One of those is focusing on the reality of our current situation and setting a deadline.
“Progress and growth are impossible
if you always do things the way
you’ve always done them.”
As we begin our final approach to landing this series, I want to tell you that I am flattered that you have followed. I am even more flattered if you are actually doing some of things we have suggested and are growing from them.
One of my favorite games is Mahjongg. Pretty simple in a world of complex, outer space, and first-shooter games, but I enjoy the mental challenge. And, the larger and more intricately the board is designed, the better.
The key to this game for me is finding that first thread or string to pull on. The first tiles you remove help set the tone for progress. And the same principle holds true when you get stuck. In some versions, you can put a few of the tiles back and choose a different route. But the goal is progress. What’s my point?
Most people read skim through posts like this one and promise themselves that they will bookmark it and get to the actions requested some day. And, it never happens.
Someday is not a day of the week!
What do I want you to do?
As we approach the final week of this month-long series, if you have kept up, great! If you have done the daily exercises, you are to be applauded.
If you have done some of the exercises, you are to be celebrated.
If you have done very few, or none of the exercises, step up!
Do not try to get several of the exercises done in one day. This is not cramming for a final exam. This is not a race. This journey is about examining our lives honestly, and making changes where we find ourselves wanting.
This is your journey.
1. Pick a day, any day.
2. Pick a thread, any thread.
3. Pull on that thread and begin to do something different in and for your life.
You want your life to be different?
Do something different!!!
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