It's OH so easy to just settle, isn't it? When I mentioned the little hairs growing in my ears to Kristen, who was cutting my hair, she said, "Yeah, you get older and things tend to grow and droop, don't they?"
Hmmmm.... Is this just life? Ear hair and excess sags?
Yes and no.
So, when I went go to get new workout clothing the other day (my others have paint on them!), I realize: "I no longer need to buy an Extra-Large.... I can fit into a Large!! Well, almost!"
I then realize my summer goal "LIVE INTO LARGE."
Here's a confession: My body is really an "L." Over the past 13 years, I've just settled for "XL." And every time I go to purchase new clothing, I realize, "This isn't the real me - but it's what I buy because 'I have to." "I'll take the XL please." : (
Why am I allowing this persist?
Then I realize something else. I'm no S or M either. To shoot to become a Medium or Small would be to try to live into someone else's size! That would be making weight control my "thing." It's not. (Though I can fully respect people for whom S or M is totally their thing!) I haven't comfortably worn a size M since 1981. (I'm OK with that)
It's too easy to become fixated on some level of achievement that feels unattainable and do.... well... nothing. Why not start small? Is that so bad?
If I can't make 6 figures, or 7 figures... I won't do it
If I can't be the world expert now ... I won't try.
If I can't be guaranteed... I won't risk it.
If I can't use my gift and do my dream.... I'll do something I hate.
And many times we allow ourselves to just stay.... well, stuck.
Both shooting too low or shooting too high can do us in.
Grandiosity says, "I'm gonna be the next Mr. America! (Really?) "I'm never gonna eat another carb!" (Really?) "I'm gonna be the richest around" (Really?)
Low Self Esteem says: "I'll never be great at anything." (Really?) " I've tried before so why even bother." (Really?) "I don't like my work, that's just where I am." (Really?)
To "Live into Large" means to do the work now to know and engage 1. Who the real me is, 2. What the real me does and 3. The way of life the real me lives to be who I really am and do what I do! It's actually the one God created and looks like you when you're living in health and not using bagel binges or other escape or excuses when bored.
"Living into Large" applies to seeing who the real me looks like in my career, my financial life, my parenting, my marriage, my spiritual life and asking: "What would it look like for me to flourish over the next few month living into my own real skin?!"
Where are you wanting to "Live into Large?"
What does "Large" look like for you NOW? (even if that changes next year?)
It's not my best ability if weight loss and health coaching is what you most need. (though if interested, get in touch with my friend Randy Whittaker, professional pilot turn weight loss coach and guru!)
However, feel free to get in touch with me if you're ready to "Move On Now"(my new VIP program) and both define and engage your "Living into Large" in life, leadership and livelihood.
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