It’s that time of year when many people start purging their closets to give away clothes that don’t fit and toys they don’t use. Basically getting rid of things that don’t serve a purpose for them any longer. Regardless of what you are purging, it’s just a good reminder for each of us to look at ALL areas of our life and make some decisions on what strategies/behaviors need to be cut.
The definition of “decision” actually has Latin roots. Basically, it means to “cut off”.
As you wrap up this fine 2020 year, take a look and ask yourself honestly:
- What has worked for me?
- What hasn’t worked for me?
Do more of what’s working and stop doing what hasn’t. CUT them OFF. Seems pretty obvious, right? Yet, oftentimes we want so badly to make something that hasn’t worked work. So we force it over and over to the same end, which is that it still doesn’t work.
It’s that old saying; insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. When you hold onto behaviors that don’t serve you, you generally just dig yourself a deeper hole. And, the first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging!
I encourage you to take some time as the year wraps up to DECIDE what behaviors that aren’t serving you need to go. Write them down and dismiss them. And then replace them with new ones. Successful achievement of your goals isn’t just about doing things that move you towards them; you also need to stop doing things that are moving you away from them.