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June 6, 2023

What Do I Want To Do And How Do I Want To Do It?

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One of the core focuses in my personal development is to be more intentional. I want to have more awareness of the fact that I’m making choices in every moment, and I want to improve the quality of those choices so that I’m living in alignment with the best version of myself.

This means that throughout the day, especially when I start getting distracted or feeling unmotivated, I’m trying to catch myself so that I can reroute my thoughts and behavior. The questions I’ve been beginning to ask myself, that I’ve found to be really powerful, is “What do I want to do and how do I want to do it?”

Instead of mindlessly scrolling on social media, I can interrupt the pattern and immediately re-establish my intention - What do I want to do and how do I want to do it?

As I catch myself daydreaming and procrastinating, I am bringing myself back to the core thing in front of me - What do I want to do and how do I want to do it?

The second part of the question is especially important. It’s easier to just go through the motions and not really be engaged in what’s in front of you. But what’s of the utmost importance is the quality that you bring to what you’re doing. And bringing to mind how you want to do things can really wake you up and hold you accountable to be more present with what’s in front of you.

At the end of the day, we usually know what we should be doing, what we want to be doing, what we’d rather be doing. Pair that with an awareness of how you want to be doing it, you create an incredible force for good.

Take the Best Self Breakthrough Challenge for example. Many people signed up for it, they decided what they want to do, but they never determined how they wanted to do it. And if it’s not treated like a priority, if it’s not given serious attention, then it’s going to be just another unmet commitment that makes you feel worse about yourself.

So whatever it is for you, especially when you catch yourself not showing up as the best version of yourself, interrupt that by asking yourself “What do I want to do and how do I want to do it?”

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