I’m meant to be at yoga tonight. I almost always go on a Tuesday, but I was late registering and the class was full.
However, I’m starting to believe that happened for a reason because it allowed me to watch a film called “I am not your guru” with Tony Robbins. I am a bit blown away right now. I have pretty much been an emotional wreck for the last two hours (I had to stop it twice to go make a cup of tea, because I’m British and that’s what we do).
I can’t even quite put my finger on what got me (just watch it!). It’s set over a 6 day workshop he runs called Date with Destiny. The stories that people share and the journeys they go through just hit something inside me. I just googled it and the next one is in Florida in December. It’s nearly $5000. I am tempted. What is stopping me? Well fear of course, I could pretend it’s money or logistics but they are small problems in the grand scheme of things There is always a way.
A few days ago I listened to a podcast with him (which is what prompted me to watch the film). He would say make the decision and commit. There’s a big part of my belly screaming – fuck it – do it. But then there is my thoughts, trying to keep me ’safe’, telling me stories about why that is a bad idea.
So whilst that internal debate goes on, I’m going to make a commitment of a different kind. And I’m writing it down here – for you all to see – that’s the shit that keeps you honest!
Trust the Universe
Those who read my blog know that, in addition to my crochet hooks, I love all things psychology and personal development related.
So here is my commitment:
Once a week, from now until December, I am going to learn one new thing / technique / lesson / exercise / recommendation / tip / trick, whatever you want to call it. I am going to take this thing and find a way to put it into practice. I’m not just talking about do one thing every day that scares you (though I’m pretty sure this will all scare the shit out of me), but other lifestyle changes, meditations, diet, motivational techniques, goal setting…. I don’t know yet… I’m winging it.
The point is that this is going to be a journey and I have to trust in it. But the basic plan is to find something, however large or small, that will lead to learning or growth in some small way and do it. Just try it.
And then I’m going to tell you about it (If you don’t blog about it, did it even happen?)
It would be even better if you fancy joining in and telling me about it too!
So, I’m going to make my commitment and hit Publish now before I think too much about what I’m doing (it’s what Tony would do). Once it’s done I am in all in because I’m nothing if not stubborn about sticking to these challenges I set myself (I once gave up chocolate for a year to prove I could).
If I get to the summer and find I have the balls to book my flight over the Atlantic, then I’ll just have to ‘get a proper job’ and get saving my pennies! Hmmmm… Florida at Christmas, that doesn’t sound so bad!
Crazy what happens when you make a mistake…