Engage in #24 acts of kindness: Love Thyself

                 ~ Day 11 ~
~ Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 ~
    Decide Who You Need to Become
If you want more, you’ve got to become more. When you change, everything changes for you.
– Jim Rohn

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Happy Christmas Eve! I didn’t do my anchor habit today, nor did I make any progress toward my goals. But Merry Christmas, and I did spend valuable time with my family all day, going out to lunch, to a movie, and exchanging some wonderful gifts! This is also Christmas Day that I am writing this 😉 I’ll get back on track!

Today’s journal feels to me like loving-kindness meditation in another form. Loving-kindness is offering love and understanding to yourself, another person, or the world. The key is to take a moment to offer love and acceptance to whatever it is you are meditating on, just as they are – faults and all. I think taking the time to write down your goal qualities is nice, but it’s a different twist to state them in the present like Matt recommends: “I am hard-working.” Even if you’re not right now it’s like a self-fulfilling prophesy, say it and you will become it. I like that. I think I’m going to recite these statements during my daily meditation. How serendipitous that things seem to start coming together…

Today’s action: Determine the type of person you need to become in order to reach your goals. Write these qualities down in a list, and refer to it as often as you can (even as often as once each morning and night). If you want to drive the grooves even deeper, write a detailed description of the person you need to become, phrasing it in the first person present tense (“I, [name], am [qualities]”), and make it as descriptive and emotionally-charged as possible.

Qualities

  • Hard-working
  • Determined
  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Mindful
  • Strong
  • Self-disciplined
  • Confident
  • Compassionate
  • Patient
  • Open
  • Authentic
  • Creative
  • A leader
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