Have you ever seen fast forward video footage of a plant coming out of the ground?
It’s simply beautiful.
You see these small delicate green stems pushing up out of the ground and you can almost hear them struggle then sigh as they come into their own.
I’m 37 years old and yet I still feel like I’m in these earlier stages of growth.
Meditation has been my fast forward button that I just wasn’t ready to push in the past.
Now the button has been pushed.
I’m enjoying the benefit of my struggles to get where I am today.
My career has had many ups and downs. I believe that much of my earlier stress in my career and poor choices caused my cancer.
I’m currently the healthiest I’ve ever been. Happier, more energy and my relationships have become stronger with more diverse people in my life. I feel lucky.
After meditating for 30 days I’ve realized how hard I’ve been on myself, how I couldn’t let go of pain and enjoy the present moment.
Look at your life and try to remember a difficult moment that occurred in the past few weeks. Was it a difficult moment with a co-worker? Was it fear of a new project? Was it back pain from sitting too long?
Whatever caused your pain, only you can let go of it and put your focus on what truly matters.
At the top my “to do” list for the past few weeks has been the phrase:
“Most important first!”
I thought of this while I was meditating. I realized that I just didn’t make the simple choice of doing the most important thing first.
So I stopped.
If I choose to procrastinate by reading an article on my favorite sports team I owned up to it. I gave myself permission to enjoy it then move on to doing the most important first.
What a difference this has made.
Because I’m taking the time to sit down, let me thoughts go and focus on my breath I’m developing more awareness when I make choices.
This is a gift that meditation allowed me to open up to. I'm not allowing my thoughts to dictate how I feel and what choices I make. I believe that my feelings can be let go.
I feel them for what they are and now I'm learning to let them go.
I tried meditating in the past, but never to this level of consistent success.
There is just something special about trying a 30 day challenge that will change you forever, even in just the most subtle and silent way that makes it all worth it.
And if the 30 Day Challenge doesn’t work as you thought it would then you can just try something else.
Look at your career and think about what could use a little more leverage. Is it your emotional state? Is it your relationships? Is it your income?
Then think of one simple thing you could do every day to help this part of your career. I guarantee you’ll love the results.
Did you try a 30 Day Meditation Challenge for yourself? Has it helped you personally or professionally?
Would you like to try a 30 Day Meditation Challenge next month?
Would you be interested in me putting a small course around creating your own 30 day challenge to improve your career and life?
Would you prefer a meditation challenge course or an overview of how to put a 30 day challenge together.
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