It’s 4am and I cannot sleep.
I got my tinted glassed on, taken magnesium and nada. Zilch.
It’s been an issue for a little while now, and while I’m naturally a night-time person, I’ve found that sometimes, when I can’t sleep – it’s not a physiological problem, it’s psychological.
In other words, there’s some idea bouncing around in your head that won’t let you rest until you get it out.
I’ve had something like that happen to me the last few nights and I think I knocked it loose.
Rog is talking about diet, but it can literally pertain to anything about yourself. Building discipline. Creating habits. Showing up as your best self with integrity in what you do and say.
I’ve seen a worrying trend lately, where actions don’t match up to words. And instead of changing the words, or owning up to the actions, people just let it slide.
- I’ve noticed it in my friends.
- I’ve noticed it in the people I care about.
- I’ve noticed it in myself. A lot.
Integrity. Or lack thereof.
Another simpler way of checking yourself is asking:
Does What You Say = What You Do?
Anytime you take on an issue, it’s best to start with yourself and I’ve noticed in me personally a sharp fall-off in the congruency of those two things in my own life.
It’s starting to bug me. More than just a little. At first, it’s a few compromises here or there. But, if you let it keep rolling, then it becomes a habit.
You might know what I’m talking about. Maybe it’s the gym, maybe it’s your diet, business, projects, school, life or maybe it’s just watching more television than you know you should.
You’ve got a stated set of values and you are not living up to them.
Here’s your chance to turn it around.
I’m launching a 7 day integrity challenge. A practice in ensuring you do what you say you’re going to do.
Do what you say you’re going to do.
I was going to wait till next Monday so we could have a nice clean start to this (new week, new challenge, blah, blah, blah), but that’s all BS.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing now. So here we go.
The 7 Day Integrity Challenge.
The rules are really simple.
Pick one thing. Tell someone you’re going to do it. Then do it.
That’s it. It’s really not that hard. I’m making it easy for you too – the person you’re going to tell is me – in the comments.
My 7 Day Commitment
I will be in the gym 7 days this week and foam roll 10 minutes every day (I’ll be using the beta version of MoveWell).
To be perfectly honest. I’ve been slacking. Ever since getting hurt, my head was wrecked a little bit. When you go from being able to run 20 miles on a whim to barely being able to run 1/2 mile, something gets messed up in your head. Recovery has been as much mental as it’s been physical and I haven’t handled it as best as I could have.
That leaked over into other areas of my life. I started making excuses for why I couldn’t do X, Y, or Z and it just started leaking everywhere. All B.S. – but if you let it get a foothold, it starts to take over.
This quote from Bruce Lee started to ring all too true.
Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being.
I’m tired of it. So I’m scrapping back some integrity. 7 days at a time.
You Want In?
You want in?
Well, congrats – most people won’t.
It’s easy for most people to say they want stuff, but it’s way more difficult to actually do it. And they’ll like it even less if you hold them accountable.
But the goal of Impossible is to teach you how to do the hard things in life. To build you up to become resilient – so you can do the impossible. That can’t happen if your actions do not match your words.
If you want to sign up. Put your email in here and leave your 7 day committment in the comments below. Again, the just choose one thing – 7 days. Not 20 different things. 1.
And don’t pussyfoot around it either. This is just a 7 day challenge.
- There’s no long term commitments.
- There’s no product to sell you at the end of this.
- There’s no catch.
You just commit to doing 1 thing for 7 days.
Earn back your integrity. Become more congruent.
If you’re in, put your goals down below. If you’re not, maybe this isn’t the right site for you.
I’m here to do tough, difficult, impossible things. I hope you will join me.
If you sign up on the email, I’ll send out a quick email every day. Not promising that it will be the most profound thing you’ve ever read, but I will send it out as a reminder to do what you say you’re going to do.
I’ll also be posting what I do on Instagram so you know that I’m not slacking. Follow me here.
P.s. I will not congratulate you on posting your comment of what you “say” you will do at the start of the challenge (“wow, that’s a great goal”, etc). Too many times people get the high out of a goal by declaring what they’re going to do rather than actually DOING it. Save the praises for when your goal is finished, not for when you declare it.
Do what you say you’re going to do. Take the 7 day integrity challenge.
If you’re still on the fence – just sign up already and do it. It’s just 7 days.
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