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Day 13 No Striving Challenge – You might be an Over-Achiever if…

Over-Achieving keeps us from living in the moment. We are never content with what is, and are in a perpetual striving state to “get somewhere.” BUT that somewhere never comes. As soon as we achieve one goal, we quickly move on to the next.   This keeps us from truly appreciating the life we already have. That doesn’t mean that we have to “settle” for the life we have. It is possible to appreciate where we’re at while expecting more good to come into our lives.   As we appreciate what we have and who we are, it sets the stage for more things to appreciate to come into our lives.   You might be an Over-Achiever if… You feel the constant need to be doing something You have a hard time sitting and relaxing without thinking about all the things you could be doing You feel a relentless need to be productive You feel you need to climb the ladder in the pursuit of higher positions, power, and prestige You pride yourself at being a good multi-tasker You seek external symbols...

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Day 3 No Striving Challenge – Sometimes the Best Action is No Action At All

Following up on the idea of Inspired Action, it’s important to point out that sometimes what you’re inspired to do is…to take no action at all.   This one can be tricky, because we live in a world that highly values being productive and taking action. And it can be very uncomfortable to stop striving to be productive or take action.   Speaking from experience, I gotta tell you, this can take practice, BUT it is a vital piece in being able to create ease, calm, and peace in your life.   So, today you’re going to move away from the incessant need to feel productive or be taking action. Believe me, I know that it’s very seductive, but you will thank yourself when you can loosen the reigns and start to enjoy life a little more…the laundry can wait!   Some areas to consider: Relaxing to watch a tv show instead of cleaning the house Letting your child skip a scheduled activity and give them a break (no worrying about the $ spent on...

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