Thursday, June 10, 2010

What is the Reason?

When you set yourself a goal it is clear in your mind the reason behind setting the goal.  It is more than likely something isn't working in your life and you need to change it.  The reason why it isn't working (I more commonly refer to this as the pain you feel) can be important as a reminder when we become disillusioned with our goal or just plain slack.  If you do things out of 'habit' there is often less satisfaction in your life. 
Take stock of your goals and actions towards your goals and ask yourself "What is the reason I'm doing this?"  If you are unable to find an answer, it may be you are doing this out of habit.  There are a few ways to proceed if it is out of habit:
:You could keep doing it
:You could modify the actions so it does have a reason
:You could eliminate it from your actions
:You could completely replace it with another action that has a reason.
I recently did this with my Lifescrap 365 project.  I wasn't having as much fun with it as I thought I would.  I was simply doing it out of habit.  When I reassessed what I was doing, I took away some constraints and am now back to having fun with it.  What goal or action needs attention in your life?

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