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.”
Wow. So this is it. Day 21 of the Challenge. Part of me didn’t think I could do it. Actually I knew I could, but in reality, part of me didn’t want to. It would mean a lot of work, daily accountability and self-revelation in a very public forum. But I did it! Hooray! I lost some self-censorship and holding back along the way, and I’m glad!
I knew that by facing into my fears and obstacles to progress would help me in viewing them in a new light, and by linking those problematic issues to something I was actually grateful for, most definitely changed my attitude.
Along the way I’ve decided I’ll refuse to get stuck in old business habits that don’t work and do what everyone else is doing.
I must take more calculated risks.
I must banish fear to better reach my potential.
I won’t allow doubt or self-worth issues keep me from achieving success.
I’ll continue to seek my family’s support of my profession.
I’ll schedule more self-care. I have massage and facial certificates I am going to use very soon!
I’ll keep an open mind to new methods and ways of doing things, and not be afraid of change.
I know I must always come from a place of self-love and confidence- it affects the way I do everything
I will focus on positive consistency in all aspects of my life and business.
I realize I cannot take this journey alone. I will reach out more to my support team.
This challenge brought about a renewed sense of self-realization in the past three weeks. I am totally energized and ready for the holidays, and am excited for 2011 and beyond!