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How to Launch a Revolution in Your Evolution

How to Launch a Revolution in Your Evolution


    You know those half truths and white lies we’re all so accustomed to telling? The ones we all think save our butts, but leave us a little flat, a little grey around the edges? Ever wonder what it would be like to slip into Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar, and be forced to tell the truth? Ever wonder what might be possible in your life if you actually chose to live from 100 percent integrity?

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    All right, enough with the questions. Now’s your chance. I challenge you to take on these three little, teenie shifts in your speaking (and being) for ONE WEEK. As a bonus, you can come back in one week, check in and report how things went.

    The challenge is simple: ditch your story, tell the truth, and say no. Here are some examples to get you started.

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    Ditch your story:

    I really wanted to attend your party but I was working late and the kids had a meltdown when I came home and by the time things were calmed down it was too late. I’m sorry if you were counting on me. How can I make it up to you?

    Tell the truth:

    I ran into a friend at the post office and then someone boxed me in and I couldn’t get out of my parking space. I apologize for being late.

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    Say no:

    I really don’t have the time to add one more thing to my plate, but I guess I have to do this. I mean it won’t look good if I don’t. I’m really working at creating balance in my life right now. No thank you.

    Should you choose to accept this challenge, I promise, you will not self destruct. This could be the biggest gift you give yourself all year. Are you on?

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    Last Updated on July 25, 2018

    Finding Your Inside Time

    Finding Your Inside Time

    An old article that is worth mentioning is called Finding Your Inside Time by David Allen.

    David talks about his style on capturing your life details within a journal. By writing every action required items into your journal, you will have more freedom from detaching yourself from all those pressures. He says keeping a journal is like a core dump which can act as your stress release and spiritual in-basket:

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    Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.

    I often use my journal for “core-dumping” the subtler and more ambiguous things rattling around in my psyche. It’s like doing a current-reality inventory of the things that really have my attention—the big blips on my internal radar. These can be either negative or positive, like relationship issues, career decisions or unexpected events that have created disturbances or new opportunities. Sometimes core-dumping is the best way to get started when nothing else is flowing—just an objectification of what is on my internal landscape.

    This is a key point that David has emphasized in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – and it is one of the effective tools that I use daily.

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