Let’s play a little thought experiment.
What if for a week – you couldn’t let yourself down? As in, you physically were unable to let yourself down.
What if for a week – you couldn’t let yourself fail?
What if for a week – you had to do everything you said you were going to do?
This is reminiscent of my integrity challenge from a few years back.
What if you showed up every day for yourself?
What if you took care of yourself like someone you cared about?
What if you didn’t let yourself get away with the excuses that you don’t let other people get away with?
What would it look like?
If you built that consistency, that congruency, that integrity into your life?
And showed up. Every day. For yourself.
And you didn’t let yourself fail.
Now – there’s always days that are hard. Things come out of nowhere. You’re not sure what to do.
And there’s always a good excuse “not to do the thing you’re supposed to do”
But what if you just did it anyways?
And figured it out.
Excuses be damned.
What would happen? What would change? What things would you actually accomplish?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Since I recommitted to writing here on a regular basis, there’s always been reasons why I shouldn’t. Why I should push off. Or back down to one a week or miss my schedule. Not that it matters. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone else but myself. But that’s not no one.
When you say what you’re going to do and then go do it – you learn to trust yourself. You build confidence in yourself. And you become more consistent. Slowly, over time – you can do more than you ever thought you could – just by the simple fact of doing what you said you would.
So just one more question:
Why not do that?