When you start working inside-out, some really crazy shizz starts to surface. I’m talking: crazy.
That’s important because getting into the routine of checking into your desires and feelings and why-you-do-what-you-do is legit.
For so long, I ignored my heart and soul. I went with the I should’s instead of the I must’s. Not with ill intention of course, it’s just that it’s easy to push our true desires aside at some point when we ‘grow up.’
But, in reality we don’t have to.
In realizing that my happiness is not attached to goals, end results, or what other people think of me, I came up with a simple solution that seems so simple that it’s easy to forget about. Once it becomes habit after some practice – chasing happiness and desires doesn’t seem so hard after all.
Change one letter and you have a new word. THAT word makes a major difference in how bad-ass you are.
Instead of saying:
I will be happy W hen…
I will be happy, T hen..
You can use this exercise in pretty much any situation and test how the results make you feel.
a) I will be happy when I get a new job
b) I will be happy, then go after that new job
a) I will be happy when I get out of debt
b) I will be happy, then have the energy to create an awesome debt-tackling plan
a) I will be happy when my husband validates me
b) I will be happy, then ‘do me’ because I don’t need my husband’s validation
a) I will be happy when I lose weight
b) I will be happy, then put my shoes on and go for a run on this gorgeous day
It’s easy! Now you try it.