What can you get away with?

Feb 28, 2020

I’ve written before about my deep love of You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. There’s a mantra in there that took me a while to cozy up to, but once I did, it was a game-changer.

I just wanna see what I can get away with.

Instead of putting all kinds of pressure on ourselves to accomplish/achieve/score/succeed, shift the focus to let’s just see what’s possible if I try this.

It’s a subtle shift, and one that puts all of the attention on the attempt, not the outcome. It gives us complete freedom to focus on what we can control, which is our effort. It takes the pressure off having to produce a specific outcome. Because, let’s face it, even diehard control-enthusiasts like me have to admit that outcomes aren’t always predictable.

What’s really cool is once we go all-in on the attempt, we might get an even better outcome than we expected. 

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