What’s the best way to distract yourself and avoid pursuing your dreams?
Netflix and complaining.
The cold, wet weather here in Vancouver and our new COVID restrictions really set the stage for it, eh?
But everybody is capable of more.
We all have a deeper calling. Untapped potential. An inner child which has never stopped dreaming.
We just get stuck in the same old patterns, though.
That’s how I felt a lot of the time years ago.
I knew I was capable of more. Sometimes I felt this huge source of energy bubbling inside me. I had visions of a way of life that was much more rewarding.
But I kept getting caught in fearful thinking and bad habits.
So I decided something had to change.
I saw that some of the greatest leaders in the world self-reflect on a regular basis. They press pause on their lives to think about what they’ve done and who they’ve been.
I know it seems like such a simple thing.
But I was curious to see if it could help me organize my thinking. Focus my efforts. Identify the habits that help and hurt my progress.
So I created my own Weekly Reflection practice and decided to give it a shot.
The very first time I did it I gained a huge insight into my own life. Question number 6 was especially illuminating for me. Ask yourself that question, if you haven’t already.
Week over week my awareness grew. I got clarity on my priorities. I saw where I was getting in my own way and what I needed to focus on. I felt more confident.
It also helped me uncover my own life vision and take the first steps towards realizing it.
So maybe the new "Netflix and chill" is something like: Netflix and chill... and contemplate.
Don’t forget the chill!
So try it out this weekend. Schedule a 30-minute block in your calendar right now. Bookmark this link so there's no friction. No excuses.
P.S. This weekend I’m going to be filming the content for The One Shift micro-course!
This past week I finished the script and spent a lot of time setting up a home studio. The videos are going to look beautiful.
Shout out to my good friend Nigel Edwards. He taught me the essentials of lighting and manual camera settings via Zoom. He is a brilliant (and patient) guy, haha.
I’m super excited to share a preview with you next week. My goal is to launch the program on Monday the 23rd.