So this is how it feels like, the day before starting my first 90-day-run ever for my business. Part eager to get started, part intimidated by the effort necessary to pull it of and mostly determined to see it through.
You might wonder what a 90-day-run is and basically it´s a system for kick starting (or re-starting) any business by doing the main thing a lot for 90 days straight. No weekend off, just do the work and love the overtime!
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Anyway I took the opportunity to spend one more 24 hour period in the woods, camping outside between Friday and Saturday. Admittedly I was a little stressed out from the first “real” week i Stockholm after more than two years (that is knowing that I´ll stay here until April 20th and have no sunny beach to look forward to in a week or so…) I messed up my plan slightly and ended up doing over 22km (about 14 miles) starting a 2PM. This time of the year that is 4 hours of hiking in the darkness.
Doing a hike through a dark forrest at night with only a headlamp lighting the way has a lot of similarities with life in general or going through the Master Key Experience as a member.
We determine where we are – here – and that we want to be somewhere else – there – so we find out which path to follow to get there. We build a mental picture of “getting there” and start our journey.
Most of the time we cannot physically see our target so we depend on holding it in our mind and follow the markers that we believe lead us from here to there. Part of the road is easy, smooth and visible.
Every now and then we get to a part that´s harder to follow, maybe we loose sight of the mental picture or the markers we follow are farther apart. At times we might even get of the right path, our attention being distracted or our mind just relaxing enough to miss a sign or two.
Regardless if this happens on the path of life towards our chosen goal or in the dark forrest it´s obvious that the farther we drift from the path, the harder it is to find our way back to it.
I guess most members have felt this at some point when falling a little bit behind on the requirements, maybe a tad overwhelmed when new requirements were added in or just freaking out when getting more in contact with who and what we really are.
So what do we do when we get lost?
Get back to where we were still on the path, in the woods that means backtracking our own steps. In life just return to the point when we still followed the plan – if we had added in to much new stuff, strip it away again and start adding it back in at a slower pace that is easy to handle. It´s like a workout program, if You´re out of shape You might wanna start with just a few sessions per week, not working out 5-6 days in a row!
The interesting thing is that we grow to meet the tasks, when I first learned about this way of doing a 90-day-run I was 100% convinced that I would never plan to do one. I just seemed totally overwhelming and I got stressed just by thinking of it.
Today, just a few years later, my only concern is that it might not render the results I plan to achieve through the effort. I have no doubt in my mind that I can do the work!
And as focusing on behaviors, not on results, is the best way of establishing habits that lead to success – I feel pretty set!
And at the end of the journey we find our reward, it can be a shelter in the woods (actually the pic is from the morning after sleeping in that same shelter), the achievement of a goal or manifestation of a DMP.
Or it can be the wonderful feeling knowing we did our best with the resources we had and became the best we could possibly become.
Either way it requires, absolutely requires, us to find our way back to our chosen path.
No matter what and no matter how far from it we already drifted away from it!
And at the end we find that “there” has become “here”, the “then” moved into “now” and however we long for the “there” and “then” we´ll never be really happy moving forward without embracing, loving and enjoying “here” and “now”!
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