Being somebody who struggles with self-discipline I find that creating deadlines for myself can be super helpful.
For example, during the last four years I have been thinking of speaking to companies about the amazing mind-training techniques I have come across but have done nothing. Last week I set myself a deadline: I will speak to at least one company by the end of Jan 2022.
Simply voicing it has given me a sense of urgency, which is making me see opportunities that I was previously blind to. The landscape is the same, just the perspective has changed.
If you are curious, minute 4:30 of the attached podcast (8 min total) has an example of such a shift in mind-state, concerning a simple event at my son’s school.
- Libsyn: "S2E2 The Aliveness of a Deadline" link here.
- Also on Apple Podcasts and Spotify: Mind Training Adventures.
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