Honoring Your Future Self

This is my 61st day in a row of blogging, so I’m flowing along nicely with the daily blogging challenge for this year. My biggest concern with this challenge isn’t that I’ll intentionally skip a day or give up. I’m more concerned with accidentally missing a day, especially since I like to blog with the flow of inspiration, which often means writing at different times each day. It feels good to honor this challenge. Most days it’s no problem, but I will say that it isn’t easy to do this every day. Some days I get pretty busy, but I’m never tempted to skip it. When I was younger, I couldn’t have made this kind of commitment with the expectation that I’d follow through. If I made a promise to myself, I’d have broken it shortly thereafter. I didn’t have the ability to make serious promises to myself and keep them. I hadn’t developed the kind of character who could do that. What turned things around and made these types of challenges possible was that when I was 21 years old, I decided to work on getting aligned with the value of honor. This transition was important to me because it was part of my recovery process from a rough time in my life. I had gotten into much trouble in the previous years, including four arrests and expulsion from college, due to exceedingly low personal standards. Back then I reveled in doing what was exciting, thrilling, risky, or illegal. When I wasn’t doing such th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

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