Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:
“My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.
I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”
Thanksgiving Challenge Day #5
It’s been an excellent 4-day weekend. I definitely feel rested and rejuvenated. It seems almost unreal that the holidays have begun again.
I’ve been contemplating next year already, and feel somewhat challenged by time management. It seems like there is always so much to be done sometimes, it can feel overwhelming. I think the most insidious word is “Later”. Later is an obstacle in the path of progress.Later is an excuse and I find I have used it too much. I must admit I haven’t been as driven at times as I should be.
I read a Dennis Waitely book that referred to the syndrome of wanting to go to “Someday Isle”. In other words, Someday, I’ll do this or that…
While I recognize the challenge, I am thankful that I am taking time to consider all the productivity killers that will be looking to disrupt my attention, especially over the next month.
I am grateful to realize that the barricades to progress are mostly self-imposed. I will not allow them to stall my dreams. I will work on breaking up my goals into manageable chunks, to avoid being overwhelmed or distracted.