The week before last was a strange week for us. We’ll tell you about that in just a minute. But first, we want to make sure you’re aware of this…
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The time paradox for BIGG goal-getters
Back to the odd week…maybe you can relate.
Monday seemed like it should have been Sunday if not Saturday.
We had worked both days over the weekend. We’re pushing to get everything ready for the BIGG announcement we mentioned above.
So the start of the week came too soon.
However, by the close of business on Friday, it felt like it should only be Tuesday. The week just flew by for us.
Yet on Friday, Thursday’s events seemed distant – like they happened a week or more before.
Do you ever feel this way?
Such is the paradox of time for BIGG goal-getters like you –
You’re accomplishing a whole lot,
but you rarely feel like you’re achieving enough.
So time flies by. Yet you’re doing so much, it seems like it’s standing still.
What’s the answer?
- Take a deep breath
Breathe in deeply. And let it out. Feel your chest expand as you breathe life into your lungs.
Close your eyes. Do it again. A few times.
Go ahead – do it right now. We’ll wait. Breathe in…and out. In…and out.
Feel the relief as you exhale, as the stress flows out of your body.
- Step away
Now step away. You don’t have to do it physically. Step away mentally.
Let go of everything you’re working on. Let go of all your problems.
Stop thinking. Not for long, but for a little bit.
- Create space
Get outside your world. Create space between your actual self and your mental self. Pretend like you’re a friend looking in on the life of another friend.
Don’t feel guilty. We know it would be creepy if you actually did this with a friend. But we’re just telling you to do it with yourself. It’s perfectly normal.
- Go back
We’re always told to forget the past. It’s bad advice.
Go back to the beginning of LAST year. What were you working on then? What challenges were you facing? What was your life like?
Now think about how much you’ve accomplished since then. Think about how far you’ve come.
Sure you may not be fully happy with the results. Ignore that for a minute.
- Get real
If what you just saw was your best friend’s life and, if your best friend was feeling the time paradox, how would you counsel them?
Would you tell them to look at how far they’ve come?
Would you encourage them to kick it up a notch?
You might do both! There may be some areas where you would tell them to push harder and others where you tell them to revel in what they’ve done.
The point is – get REAL with yourself.
As BIGG goal-getters, we have high expectations for ourselves. So we often beat ourselves up when we should be patting ourselves on the back.
Research has shown that self-compassion is just as
important as self-confidence in achieving your BIGG goals.
We see a lack of self-compassion over and over again when we talk with people like you. We fight it ourselves!
It’s often because we compare ourselves to others. We see other people reaching levels of success we’re still dreaming about.
We ask ourselves what they have that we don’t. We feel like we must be missing something. Maybe we’re not smart enough. Maybe we lack some basic skill.
And you know what? That latter one may be true. There may be something you need to learn.
But you know what else? You can learn it. You WILL learn it. You’ll see more about that when we make the upcoming BIGG announcement.
In the meantime, cut yourself some slack! You’ve come a long way, baby! You’re gonna be a BIGG success!
Have you experienced the time paradox?
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