Welcome! Over the next seven days we’re going to create some solid action to help you feel more confident in any situation.
A friend told me her desk clock had fallen off the back of her desk and slide down between the desk and the wall. She said she kept meaning to put it back on the desk but just hadn’t gotten around to it.
I asked her how long ago it had fallen off her desk.
“Oh, probably about six months ago.”
I asked, “how long would it take you to put it back?”
She said, “about 30 seconds.”
“So for six months, every time you sat at your desk and looked at where the clock was supposed to be, you thought about needing to put it back?”
“Yes,” she replied. “I guess that was a lot of wasted mental energy and focus, huh?”
Tolerations are anything you
- put up with
- try to “get through”
There is probably something you’ve had on your “to do” list for awhile – something small and simple but you keep putting it off. This means you’ve looked at that task multiple times.
Maybe you need to replace a light bulb, or return a borrowed book, or you’ve walked back and forth in front of a plant in the front hall that needs to be watered.
Tolerations can also include big issues in your life, like the behavior of another person or an issue that causes you to ruminate or worry. Tolerating the big issues in your life can cripple your thinking.
The Tolerations Worksheet
1. Download this tolerations worksheet, paying close attention to the type of things you continue to put up with.
2. Commit to eliminating one of those tolerations by tomorrow and three more of them by the end of the week.
Each time you cross one off your list, you’ll build momentum and will be amazed at how much energy and confidence you’ll feel.
Eliminating the things you tolerate gives you control over more of your mental energy. And that is a great first step toward becoming more confident.
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