9 Days

Nutribullet: Day 13

A lot can happen in 9 days, at least that’s how it seems.

I had to really take a step back and regroup for this challenge.  It wasn’t a difficult challenge, but it has really forced me to prepare.  Preparation is the key.  Last week I told you I was only drinking one Nutribullet a day.  I couldn’t seem to get around to the second one.  The reason is because I try to fit so many other things into my day that taking time to prep the second drink was not high on my priority list.

This week has been great!  I have successfully committed to the 2 drinks per day, while prepping both drinks the night before.

In addition, I’m back to feeling pretty damn good.  While reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (this is the 3rd time I’ve read the book) I’m reminded of so many gems Stephen Covey shares.

One that was especially prolific for me was in regards to keeping my commitments.

“At the very heart of our Circle of Influence is our ability to make and keep commitments and promises.  The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and the clearest manifestation of our proactivity.  It is also the essence of our growth.  Through our human endowments of self-awareness and conscience, we become conscious of areas of weakness, areas for improvement, areas of talent that could be developed, areas that need to be changed or eliminated from our lives.  Then, as we recognize and use our imagination and independent will to act on that awareness- making promises, setting goals, and being true to them- we build the strength of character, the being, that makes possible every other positive thing in our lives.”

What empowering, truthful words.  The simple idea that all great things can be achieved because we become aware of where we are, who we are, and where we need to go.  We can change and grow and manifest the person we want to become.

I started this week at a low point, and I know it is because I was aware that I hadn’t kept my commitments.  I was disappointed in myself.

The silver lining comes from the knowing that I stopped the bleeding.  I made a decision to change the not keeping to keeping my commitment.  This is what my writing is about… the journey to keep commitments, to do what I say, and the manifestation to build your life around those promises.

At the beginning of this post I said I really had to take a step back.  Although we discussed the idea of getting focused last week, it still took me time to truly let go, breath, and focus on my current challenge.  As Stephen Covey described, my commitment to this challenge has exposed my weakness, my struggle to focus.

Have you experienced a time or space that commitments have exposed your weaknesses and allowed you to grow through them?  Have you noticed a time your proactivity (Covey describes proactivity as the knowing we are responsible for our own life, we are our own creator) has increased because your habits were in line with the promises you made to yourself?

To keeping our commitments,

Stacie

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