Here’s how I got the clarity to make a difficult choice that validated my priorities and lowered my stress and inner conflict.
- Do I like skiing?
- What are my expectations and how much time and money do I want to invest to make this fun?
- Where does skiing fit into my priorities? What’s higher on the list that’s being ignored or compromised?
- Bringing gratitude to the richness and beauty in my life made it easier to let go.
- Realizing I risked minimizing the joy and fun derived from other things in my life because of the time commitment skiing requires
- Admitting that I was prone to allowing things into my life that were distractors and how that created anxiety and overwhelm
Recommitting to your priorities
- It’s OK to feel a healthy dose of guilt when it brings renewed vigor and commitment to your priority list.
- Be aware of distractions and cut them off before they became an intrusion and halt efforts to make the difference you’re here to make.
- Remember to tap into your emotions because if you don’t, they’ll weigh you down and keep you from moving forward.
- Be thoughtful before responding to invitations and offers – keep your priorities front-and-center and assess how well new opportunities align with them – make decisions in ways that ensure you’re creating things that matter; let inner compass guide you
- To move forward, we must say NO
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