When it comes to productivity it’s all about letting go to grow.
One of the things that I’ve personally found to be a challenge, especially in the area of productivity and getting results, is how I’ve been a bit of a stick in the mud when it comes to changing long-term habits.
I used to believe that because I’d always done something one way then that was the way to do it. I then extrapolated this to being the only way to do it!
It’s fascinating because when I ponder on it, it’s obvious that if I keep doing things the same way, I’ll always get the same results. Even when I’m ready for new outcomes!
I actually worked with several different mentors before it started to get through to me that I needed to be open to changing my habits.
Habit-changing; oh that’ll be a piece of cake, right?
Mmmm – actually, no.
Habit-changing is a three step process:
- Spotting what needs tweaking (or having someone in our lives we trust, who has the bravery to tell us) and for us to accept it (and ‘own’ that this change is needed);
- Dismantle the habit;
- Rebuild a habit that can better serve us
One of the overdue-for-an-overhaul-patterns that popped up for me recently was the need to do certain (read as ‘most’) things myself. One of these was around writing, and Chris is patiently introducing me to the idea of having help from people who are experts at what they do.
I’m embracing being willing to let go + grow. 1
Sometimes I feel like an insect getting to a certain point where I’ve grown large enough that I need to shed my outer skeleton so that I can grow to the next size.
If you can relate, I’d love to hear your experience/s.
In the meantime, I’ll see you soon for this week’s #AliveWithFi
1In her 2006 book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck “shows how adopting either a fixed or growth attitude toward talent can profoundly affect all aspects of a person’s life, from parenting and romantic relationships to success at school and on the job.” So when it comes to our habits, when we assume we need to keep doing the same old, we miss out on our potential. In order to grow, we must let go of what we’ve previously done. “If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow”. J. Rae-Dupree. (2008.)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.