I Have To Do It, Why Can’t I?

Even when we know we have to do something, because it’s in our best interest, or helps others or our family, it’s not enough to tell yourself you have to do it. See, your head is wired through your heart. And, you can’t simply tell your mind to do something that your heart isn’t committed to and get the best results.

Here’s why: when we feel an emotion about something, it moves us to do it at our highest and best. When we don’t feel an emotion about something and the idea is a “have-to,” we rarely do it, and if we do, its not to the highest and best level of our capability. And, we are often times, unhappy with the results.

Can you recognize this in the things you are doing? If so, do this instead:
1. Think about doing the activity and see if any emotions come up for you. If so, what are they and what images cause them? Write these down and think one step further, asking yourself, “what will this mean to me when I do it?” or, “what will this mean to someone else, or how will it affect them, when I do it?”
2. If you are doing something to get a big financial payoff, think about what, specifically, you will do with the money, not just about getting it. Write down all of the things you will do with it and how those things will affect you and others. And how doing those things make you feel.

Try this with the thing you are currently forcing yourself to do….

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Brown, CEO, Velocity Leadership Consulting

Karen Brown is CEO of Velocity Leadership Consulting, a Denver-based business psychology executive coaching company. With more than 20,000 business coaching hours under her belt, she founded Velocity Leadership Consulting 2012, after finding her own potential while training for and finishing the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Velocity Leadership Consulting coaches use business psychology and transformational coaching techniques to help CEOs, executives and managers experience results with greater velocity in their personal and professional lives. Karen personally coaches a select number of clients and delivers international keynotes and presentations to corporations, professional associations and business groups. She is a Brian Tracy Certified Keynote Speaker and is the author of Unlimiting Your Beliefs; 7 Keys to Greater Success in Your Personal and Professional Life. She continues to train and compete as an international ultra-athlete.

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