I'm a brilliant STARTER. I love starting new things, new challenges. I've started multiple businesses, thousands of ideas, seventeen books, quite a few pieces of jewelry and a whole list of other things.
And then they sit there... I'll work on them for a while and then I'll lose interest because something new needs to get started. Once all of the minute little details start becoming important I get lost in the sea of mundane and I check out. The minutia bores the crap out of me.
For the past year I've been working on a book. Book #16 to be exact. Anyhow I was whining that I'd never finish writing that damn book. I have all this energy tied up in a project that is lingering, making it impossible to fully give 100% into anything because in the back of my mind I'd hear "work on your book", "you should be writing right now" and "you'll never finish anything".
I was filled with shame that it wasn't done yet.
I was filled with disappointment in myself.
I was filled with the fear that my life long dream of publishing a book was just a dream.
I was filled with avoidance looking for things to do other than sit down at my computer like a good little author.
And I was spending too much energy thinking about doing something rather than just flipping doing it.
Many of you witness me rise up last week in response to a challenge issued to my by my coach. He challenged me to write my book in one day... 'what if you only had one day to write this book? and what if that day was this week? tomorrow in fact?'
I thought 'that's impossible'. I've been working on this book forever and I just deleted over half of it a few weeks ago and you want me to do it in one day?
And then it dawned on me... anything I ever finished came with a crazy impossible timeline. I'd study for test walking into the exam room, I published 2 years of magazines on the day it was meant to be published month after month, I've filled the last spots of programs literally hours before we started. I'm GREAT at kicking things out when they HAVE to be done.
So I said yes.
I committed to sending the written copy of the full book to my editor by 3:00pm on Friday.
At 2:37pm, it was sent.
31,434 words done
WHAT IF YOU ONLY HAD 1 DAY?
The freedom I feel right now is so huge I can hardly explain, like a weight has been lifted from me soul.
So I'm passing along the question - what project is hanging over your head? What could you do if you only had 1 DAY? It doesn't have to be perfectly edited or ready to ship, but it's there and the heavy living is done... can you RISE UP with me? Let's play...