Today’s message is The Advice is Simple; Taking Action is Hard. If you follow me regularly at the Mini Miracles from Minor Moments Podcast or read my blogs, you know that I follow Mel Robbins. She is the Author of The 5 Second Rule. So I was listening to one of her talks on U-Tube today https://youtu.be/JoQEY2sIMTg. She discusses how we tend to act on our feelings as opposed to doing what we need to do. For example: we all know we are to exercise, but it is easy to say, “I don’t feel like it!”
Our lead photo is a child all bundled up for an outing. Parents obviously dressed her appropriately for the weather. She may not have wanted to go out, but there was no option. There is no one to dress or control you except yourself. You have to take action even if you don’t feel like it.
Self discipline is very easy for some people, because they prioritize what is important and then create habits to pursue what they want. They write lists and check off their progress. They set deadlines that help them accomplish goals. Often we are so good at helping others attain what they want, but we get caught in the trap of not getting what we want. I can attest to that as a caretaker. Caretakers are often teachers, counselors, and/or parents. I fall into all three categories. I have learned to put myself last. It is not a good thing!
Self awareness is very important. We all need to help ourselves. We need to “parent ourselves!” Today put yourself first. Do something you need to do for yourself. Many people are snowed in during this cold snap. It provides time to read, exercise, or clean out that cabinet that needs to be organized. You may not feel like it, but do it anyway. Parent yourself and take ownership of who and what you want. No one is going to give you a gold star or an award, but you’ll feel so much better. Check out Brendan Burchard here. Brendan is the High Performance Coach and inspires us to get results.