Here's another idea, could it be your saboteur is running the show?
I'm too tired
It's not THAT important
There isn't enough time
I don't have enough money
It seems like too much work
It doesn't sound as exciting as it did yesterday
I'm not smart enough
Someone else already tried it
I don't have enough focus
- Identification: Give your saboteur an identity. What is his/her name? What does she/he do for a living? What is his/her personality like? Draw a picture of your saboteur. When "Joe Schmo saboteur" shows up, you have a physical representation of what is attempting to run the show.
- Vision: Spend a few minutes writing down your vision. What do you want to accomplish? What does it look and feel like? What is this accomplishment providing for you? What impact is it having on your family, community, the world? Refocusing our thoughts on the actual goal helps to quiet the saboteur.
- Assign: Give you saboteur something to do. You are in charge of your saboteur, not the other way around. Tell it to go on an errand, clean the bathroom, wash the car or even go on vacation. You can even tell it to sit in the corner in time-out. Values: What values are being honored in this moment? What values are NOT being honored? Write down 5-10 of these values. If freedom is a value not being honored by listening to the saboteur, in what ways can you honor freedom in this very moment?
- Listen: Listen to your saboteur for a few minutes. Give it the full stage, so you and the audience can really listen. Write down what its saying. After the max of 5 minutes, tell your saboteur 'thank you' and it needs to leave the stage. Now, it's your turn at the lectern--what do you want to say? What do you want the audience to know about your goal?