Monday Morning Motivation
Do you have an isometric practice?
Like cartoon characters that run in place before plummeting off the cliff, the isometric practice is characterized by huge expenditures of energy, but little forward progress. It's a hand-to-mouth existence that first produces fatigue, then anger and then the resignation of burnout.
Escaping will require accumulating resources and increasing your margins. That may mean living significantly below your means. It may mean exercising 20 minutes longer. It may require shedding the weight, distracting habits and petty time wasters that soothe the disappointment we have with ourselves.
To increase your traction, ruthlessly jettison unnecessary habits and behaviors. Become present to self-limiting beliefs that are no longer true. Perform the most distasteful tasks first. (Yes, that one!) Consistently ask yourself, "Is this the highest and best use of my time?" Do what seems emotionally risky.
Even more important, ditch that "Plan B" you've been thinking about.
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