Sometimes we get super busy and put far more things on the back burner than we wish we had. Some of those things can get forgotten in the rush. The disquieting part is, some of those things impact our ability to hold up our values.
What have I been putting on the back burner?
Is there something there that should have never been diminished?
How does that thing reflect on who I am and the values I want to hold up?
If we can find that thing that has been crowded out of our life and work it back into our daily walk, we may find our fulfillment is enhanced. It's a good, quick maintenance check-in to keep the main things, the main things!
What does this value/behavior/habit look like now?
What makes this so important?
How can I make this a natural part of my day?
What are the obstacles for doing it well?
How do I minimize distraction and maximize integration of this value/behavior/habit?
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What do I say and how should I say it? Vocabulary is a reflection of who we are, but not necessarily who we want to be. It informs our vision of life and oppresses it or sets it free.
Addressing our vocabulary isn't necessarily a moral work. It's a creative work!
With a quick Google search you can find articles telling us, that it's the really smart people who use curse words in their daily conversation but I don't think that's true. It's more likely a lack of creativity.
The smartest person in the room is not the guy/gal spewing profanities. It's the person with a "higher" word stock that breathes creativity and inspiring thoughts that builds themselves and others up.
Bad verbiage is rarely inspirational. It may be functional, but don't we have a vision of our life that is more than functional? You bet, we do!
Lazy Is As Lazy Does
We see in comedy, the lazy comedian goes right at the vile and vulgar to get the laughs. The thoughtful and crea…
Things just seem to unknowingly latch on to us while we live our lives. It could be that sitcom we can't get up from binge watching. Maybe it's a relationship that doesn't seem to have boundaries. If we actually take a real close look at the flow of our week, I'll bet we could identify a few things that are dead weight and need to be pruned.
Reasons to prune plants include deadwood removal, shaping (by controlling or redirecting growth), improving or sustaining health.
- Wikipedia | Pruning
There may even be a few things that are important enough not to stop doing, but maybe we can manage them better or realign them?
A good coach will ask the question, "what are you tolerating?" Take a second to think about that. What in the world are you tolerating that needs to be eliminated, minimized, managed or realigned?
We want to be able to manage a harmonious journey for the things that are in our control. In n…