Now that you've had time to take stock of what you are tolerating I find it helpful to to think through what I want to do about it. Really there are only four things you can do.
- Do/Fix It -- Don't keep waiting for a 'perfect' time just take care of ‘it’ now.
- Delegate It -- Perhaps ‘it’ is not the best use of your time. Can someone else take this off your plate? For me this is the hardest. Somehow I stubbornly think I can do it all when some of the things I'm tolerating can be removed if I'd simply delegate and give myself grace in the process.
- Dump It -- Sometimes it's best to accept ‘it’, let it go, and move on.
- Dedicate Time to Eliminating It -- If 'it' can be eliminated do you want create a new ritual or habit to change it? That decision makes all the difference.
Look at the list of what you are tolerating and highlight the things that you can do/fix or delegate. Then make a list of what you are choosing to let go of and dump. Celebrate it. Breathe deeply and move on. Then comes the hard part. Make a list of the top three things you’d like to commit to tackling during the next 100 days. You can always tackle more later, but lets get some wins under your belt.
This can change your life if you let it, Onward!