When I say ‘slay a sacred cow’, of course, I’m not talking about a sacred cow in Hinduism, what I’m talking about are those things that are policies, procedures, or systems that have worked for you in the past, have helped you get success, but are now holding you back.
These can be a variety of things. This could be a way of being, this could be your nutrition. Like maybe before you could eat whatever you wanted to and as you’ve gotten a little older, as I have, it just doesn’t work as well. This could be a particular workout. This could be the way that you digest materials. This could be sleep patterns. This could be the way you are in relationships. As we age and as our relationships mature, we may just change and mature with them and so you may have had a way with a partner or somebody else in a relationship or a business associate that has worked and now isn’t and you’re holding onto this way of being and it’s limiting you from your success.
This also could be in your business and this is where I see it the most. With business executives and business owners, often times they keep going back to the well for something that worked for them a long time ago, but no longer works, or it’s a policy or procedure in the workplace that is slowing down or hindering performance. What I want you to do is grab your five to thrive and write down and just think where in my five to thrive am I holding onto a sacred cow that I need to let go. I need to slay that sacred cow and actually open myself up to new possibilities or new ways of being.
I know for me when I did this exercise, I actually found several in both my body and in my business. Now these ways of being, once I looked at them, I realized that I was operating from these procedures that have worked for me years in the past and they made me very successful but at this time they’re not only holding me back but holding the people around me back. By seeing this picture, I could actually take away these policies and procedures of my business that allow for more creativity and easier workflow and stop me from being the gap to stopping progress, but also in my body what I was looking hot are ways of being. Ways of being that I was eating and things that have worked for me in the past and have allowed to be very fit and healthy but actually aren’t working for me today as I’ve aged and my activity levels have changed.
Same for you. What I want to know is in your five to thrive, where do you have a sacred cow? Where do you have a sacred cow that it’s time to let go, it’s time to slay that sacred cow. Then I want you to identify what can you do right now in this moment to take the first step forward. What can you do right now to allow yourself to open yourself up to new possibilities and allow yourself to expand? Write that down and calendar it out. Never leave the moment of insight without taking immediate action.
That’s it for me today. Remember, go over to Authorofyourownstory.com where you can get more tips, tricks, and techniques, as well as more information about the Author of Your Own Story University. It’s a fantastic program and I want you to be able to take advantage of it. Have a great day and remember, go out and be the author of your own story.
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