March 22 – Feeling over-committed? Is a current commitment you have made weighing heavy on you right now? Are you feeling the weight of its obligation more than the call to its purpose and meaning? Is it no longer something that excites you or inspires you and yet you don’t want to let others down? Are you feeling as though it is distracting you from your other priorities and what is most important to you and what you want to accomplish?
If a commitment or obligation feels more like a burden than a blessing, then understanding why it feels this way is the first step to dealing with it in order to best know how to handle it for your and its best benefit.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to why the commitment feels burdensome or ungratifying. Did it evolve into something more than you originally thought it would entail? Are you feeling unappreciated for what you have done so far and so it has lost its luster? The bottom line is that if you feel burdened, it is because you are allowing yourself to feel this way. You need to take charge and leadership of your situation. Who do you know who still believes this commitment has value and merit? Could they be someone who would share in the responsibility or entirely hand off the commitment to? How can you renegotiate the commitment to be more appealing to you? What is one thing that could be done to make the obligation rewarding again? Taking action in some way will help you shift your thinking from feeling weighed down to thinking that lifts you up — transforming frustration into newfound freedom.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“Sometimes entrepreneurs, successful people, need to put their blinders back on. They're losing their day to distraction, to faulty obligations.” – Brendon Burchard
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. If you haven't had a chance to listen in, check out my podcast interview on Anything, But Typical. CLICK HERE to listen and learn.
P.S.S. Remember seeing this quote image before? I love the symbolism of the chain breaking free into wings of freedom, focus and hope. Powerful.