As I sit here thinking about my latest adventure into a group trying to escape mediocrity, I think of several questions. What are the ingredients to success? Why do some achieve while others fail? Now that my goal of finishing a higher education is complete what will be next?
My head is swimming (but not with the mermaids yet) with opportunities, mischief and tied down by responsibility. Some adventures will wait until my youngest (14 year old Sam) is ready to let me go. An exercise prescribed by Sarah Robinson, creator and facilitator of Escaping Mediocrity, is to list 5 people who prevent me from pursuing
what I desire. Next I describe precisely what these people are keeping me from in the first place.
I don’t blame others for my insecurities. They surely exist but for the most part originate from fear of abandonment and/or rejection. So, instead I wanted to simply skip to part 3 of the exercise and list what I really want to achieve in the next 6-12 months.
another great adventure
- I want to spend more quality time with my family.
- I want to travel more and work less, while still earning an income.
- I want to exercise regularly
- I want to grow professionally.
- I want to blog more.
It was more intense than I expected thinking of and writing this list. Now that it is officially listed, it is time for strategy and action. If I were able to choose one desire off the list that spoke to me the loudest it is a combination of 1 and 2. If I were able to work less and travel more, I would also have more time to spend with my family. I believe these come hand in hand.
Step one completed
Each day I am participating in a new exercise in order to escape mediocrity. Join me on this journey of self discovery. What is on your list and what is stopping you from doing it? Share your thoughts and stories.
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