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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Power Of A Word
I wrote recently about using the site habitforge.com as a tool for changing behaviors. I've been using it daily for a couple weeks. One of the parts of habitforge is signing up to receive an email daily at a time that fits in with one's routine. I chose 9 PM as that's when I'm sure to sign on to my personal email after settling down for the night.
So, there it is every evening. A simple word to click on. Yes or No. The question? Did I succeed in my personal goal - that one I set for myself a few weeks back - that day. Yes or No.
Now that I've gotten used to seeing that email in my inbox, I kinda look forward to it. But, better yet, I look forward to clicking on that Yes button! I did that thing one more day. I did that thing that was gonna be hard for me - I did it one more day.
I don't want to have to click the No button!
Years ago when I was working on my first inventory in my Twelve Step work, I heard a smart, experience man speak on the subject of writing an inventory. Such an inventory (fearless and searching moral inventory) can be many things. In my case, my first attempt was a resentment inventory. That is, I made a list of all the people who had done me wrong - but I also made a list of those things I had done that were wrong. But, that smart guy who spoke on the subject asked if he would lie to a piece of paper. Yes!!! I would! But, I didn't. I embraced the fearless part and just wrote down all the bad things I'd done in my past.
I won't lie to a piece of paper and I won't lie when that Yes/No button choice comes to my inbox every evening. So, it comes to mind during the day when I have a choice to make - to further my goal or to 'relapse'. It makes me think. I am stronger at doing the right thing for myself cuz I want to click that Yes button that evening.
It works for me. Have you tried it??
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