Have you ever been excited about an ambitious personal project? And maybe you started off with a bang but ended up putting it aside because you can't seem to finish something unless you have an externally imposed deadline? 😫
Or maybe something more exciting-sounding came along and you changed course — essentially succumbing to "shiny object syndrome"? 🤪
Or you keep telling yourself, "I will get to it WHEN........." fill in the blank! 🙈
But these are all just sneaky ways your brain is keeping you from reaching your goals. And there's no magic bullet other than... learning how to outsmart it!
It is so important to learn how to get out of your own head and offer your own unique gifts to the world because, believe you me, that is how to make it a better place.
Enter this coaching session with my own brother, Askin.
What came up for him during my recent challenge, Regret-Proof Your Life, is that the one thing that he would love to achieve in his lifetime is publishing the memoir that he’s been working on.
The problem is, he's already been at it for a few years now but is having a hard time actually crossing the finish line.
So what we do here is a little mental housekeeping to stop him from changing course (ie, starting a new book!) and put the show back on the road again.
This way, he can learn to finish not only this book but many others besides!
Because at the end of the day, it is NOT about how successful he becomes and how many accolades he receives (of course those would be nice too) but it is a question of his identity: he is a storyteller first and foremost, and he can't NOT be telling stories.
Your sense of who you are is so much more likely to get you motivated on a daily basis than all the external recognition.
Of course, resistance will continue to show up regularly and we make a specific plan for that too — but your identity is what will you make sure you sit down to it EVERY DAMN DAY anyway.
If you’ve ever had a hard time reaching your personal goals, whether it be writing or something else entirely, this episode is a must-listen for you!
PS. This is exactly why it’s so incredibly useful to have a coach in your life on a regular basis. What is it worth having someone to remind you who you truly are and what you're capable of so that your life starts taking the exact shape of your dreams? 🌈🌈🌈
When you're ready, here's what to do: just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your free discovery call on the books.
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