I revisited my "One Little Word" last month, to explore whether or not it still resonated, and bemoaned the fact that the areas of my life that I really wanted to change had not, all that much anyway.
Six weeks later, it finally hit me. (If only I had read my own post, I would have realized this sooner.)
My OLW was in sore need of an addendum. So here it is:
As in 'to get results, one must perform some action.' I knew this at some level, because hey, the planning got done, complete with action steps. Heck, I even wrote "What I've learned (once again) in the last five months is that writing stuff down, even in SMART goal form, isn't the same as doing it." Last I checked, "doing" was an action verb.
To be honest, some of this push is coming from reading Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty. Thirteen pages in, and he's already challenging me to "audit my time" to determine if how I spend my waking minutes aligns with my values. I've extended this thinking to my goals.
If I am eating that second cookie, is that acting like someone who wants to lose weight?
If I am mindlessly scrolling through social media, ignoring the clutter and cleaning tasks, is that acting like someone who really wants a clear space?
If I am buying something that I already have plenty of and really don't need, is that acting like someone who wants more financial stability?
I did all those things yesterday...and the cognitive dissonance hit me, each time. Today I am going to sit with that discomfort...and act like someone who really wants results.