Leaky Work (aka Self-Sabotage)

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”

Benjamin Franklin

Where are you getting in your own way? I came to this question in an epiphany of sorts a day or so ago. I was feeling under the weather and my muscles were inflamed (aka hurting) more than usual. (I have a muscle/nerve issue in my neck I’ve been dealing with for the last eight years or so. It’s been so long it’s a silent part of who I am now. It’s something I always striving to find a resource or person or bit of knowledge to find healing. But I digress. A tale for another day perhaps. So anyway, I was feeling more achy than usual…) Plus I’ve been feeling various stressor which has been feeding my midnight treat munchies 🍪.

When it hit me:

I’ve been getting in my way.

I’m spending time, money and effort to eat healthy, but I’m also spending money to eat sweets and comfort foods. Or, in essence, I’m putting in work and resources, but my boat — in this case my health — has leaks. All the effort and money to be healthier (for me that means to have more energy, focus and be less tense) is being thwarted or weighted down by other not-so-healthy things. 

At best, my bad habits are balancing out my good habits.

So I’m planning a sugar detox, obviously :). I still feel good, despite my bad habits. But what if I could feel better? I know that I could be and feel more radiant. When you feel better, you can create better. Your mind is on a whole other level. Your energy goes up so your confidence and charisma goes up. (If you want to see the least charismatic, grumpy, slow Josh, catch me when I’m sleep deprived.)

But that’s also got me thinking: where else am I getting in my own way?

Finances? Learning? Friendships? Community? Work?

What’s not working? What needs to be more optimized? Where am I defaulting to mediocre or just good enough?

I’m still journaling on this. Work in progress.

So, Where are you getting in your way?

email me.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #844

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