“We all get seduced by ‘I am so much better than before.’” Kelley Kosow
How many times have you said this to yourself? “I am so much better than I was before”. Maybe it comes up in response to an argument with your spouse or what you tell yourself when you step over the goals you set. I’m so much better than I used to be. When it’s said in this way is not a celebration of how far we’ve come. It’s an excuse. It’s the way we side step personal accountability and growth. We all get seduced by I’m so much better because we probably have made great strides in our life. But, at the same time, we still repeat patterns or make
Weekly Path to Peace: Break free from the trance of “I’m so much better.”
- How often have you been seduced by “I’m so much better than I was before”? Think back to the last time you said it. Was it to celebrate your achievements or use it as an excuse for repeating an old behavior or for your current inaction? Recognize all the different ways that you lie to yourself about your own personal progress. Write down the ways that you’ve been unwilling to tell ourself the truth.
- Create one simple action step this week that will help you recommit to your goals. Make sure the action step is tangible, achievable, realistic and time based. Don’t take on anything that will be too big or that you know you won’t do. The idea is to simply put yourself back on the path to achieving your goals
As you begin this week, rate your level of happiness, self-esteem and self-confidence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being not satisfied and 10 being very satisfied. Notice where you are Sunday evening after you do this week’s peace practice to see if there is a change