When you need to take the next step in your personal growth, it always provides clarity to set a date, or it’s likely you won’t ever get started. When you do set a date to start something new for yourself, it tends to organize your thoughts, energy, and momentum. It makes it easier to get revved up, and to actually get started.
It doesn’t matter if you’re starting a new spiritual practice, committing to tapping every day, starting a health program, or taking a new direction in your work.
If it’s so simple, what’s so difficult?
Making a commitment triggers impressive resistance. So actually committing to a date makes it harder to squeeze out of it! So we resist, we procrastinate, we worry, we fuss… I’m sure you recognize this cycle.
OK, so it’s the end of August, summer is coming to a close, what would you like to start doing to improve your life? Tapping every day? Making time for stillness? Planning a work project? Speed walking? Gratitude practices?
Heads up – you will need to get clear, make specific choices, and actually feel inspired to set a date… and again, this is where all the resistance shows up.
So go ahead, set a date – September 1st? Labor Day? September 15th?
I’d love to hear your “yes, buts” that just surfaced when I asked you to actually set a specific date. (I’ve used them all, so no worries, you won’t surprise me!)
Let’s try EFT/tapping on this challenge.
Karate chop point: Even though I’m afraid to commit and set a date, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though I’m afraid I might not stick to it and then feel terrible about myself, I accept who I am and how I feel. Even though I’m afraid of getting clear, so I sabotage myself, I accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: I’m afraid of setting a date
Side of Eye: I’m afraid I won’t stick to it
Under Eye: I often don’t stick to my commitments
Nose: I’m afraid I’ll just procrastinate
Chin: I feel resistant to setting a date and starting
Collarbone: I know it’s the next step I need to take
Under Arm: I don’t want to set myself up to fail
Head: I’m afraid to be clear
Repeat these follow-up phrases while you continue tapping on the points.
Eyebrow: What if I could finally set a date
Side of Eye: I want to want to get started
Under Eye: I’m starting to feel excited
Nose: What if I could get started soon?
Chin: I think I’m ready
Collarbone: I’m letting go of my resistance
Under Arm: I appreciate that I’m moving forward
Head: I’m ready to set a date and stick to it
Continue to tap on your resistance, set that date, and get started! I look forward to hearing what unfolds for you.