We all have something that we’re afraid to do, yet we know we need to do it and we know doing it is for the best. It could be making that tough phone call, changing your approach to something, figuring something out that has been weighing on your mind… whatever it might be.
The thought of it activates our sympathetic nervous system and it puts us in survival mode, so we avoid doing what we don’t know how to do or we’re scared to do out of physical and psychological protection. It could feel like a monster that is looming over you. That’s where I invite you to hug your monster, and if you do, you’ll find that a few really incredible things happen.
First, you’ll realize that the monster wasn’t as bad as you made it out to be. The idea of it is often far worse than the reality of it - It’s not as difficult, complicated, or threatening as you thought it was. When you go up and confront it head on you can start seeing it for what it actually is and ultimately, work through it.
That’s the payoff! When you overcome the monster you’ll feel liberated. The background emotional energy that was looming over you has been relieved and you’ll find you’re much more present for everything else. You’re proud of yourself for facing off with it and it will inject serious momentum into your day with a renewed sense of self-belief and self-confidence.
That’s why Ed Mylett, an incredible business leader, philanthropist, and motivator chooses to hug his monster first thing every day. It needs to get done, so he prioritizes it and does it, and allows it to kickstart everything else.
What that in mind let me ask you this question - What do you need to do today that you’ve been putting off?
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