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Day 14 No Striving Challenge – 1st By-Product of Over-Achieving

The 1st by-product of Over-Achieving is WILLPOWER BURNOUT.   We’ve been taught that we need willpower to get the things we desire, whether that be to lose weight, make a certain amount of money, be successful in business, be a better parent, etc.   Not only is the idea about willpower a mistaken belief, but it’s a belief that takes a hit on us in more than one way: First, we exert willpower, thus forcing and pushing against the flow, in order to get where we want to be going. THEN, if we don’t get where we’re going fast enough, we beat ourselves up for not having “enough willpower” …and guilt ensues.   Here’s the thing, all willpower does is lead to burn out. Sure, maybe not right away. You’ll see some results….but there’s only so long you can sustain willpower. No need to feel guilt about it. We just aren’t designed to exert willpower to make things happen. The very premise of it goes against the natural flow of...

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