#75Hard Day 19: 100% Commitment Doesn’t Require Perfection + Self-Accountability
▶️ 100% commitment doesn’t require perfection (I.e. all or nothing mindset).
▶️ For most people, to completely cut themselves off from certain foods or experiences is just not realistic or sustainable. It perpetuates the yo-yo mentality via FOMO (aka fear of missing out).
▶️ We can only sustain “perfection” for so long. It is more realistic to find a consistent, moderate middle ground for most people. (Note: There are some situations under which abstinence may be necessary, such as the context of true addictions).
▶️ Creating boundaries which allow us to practice moderation is the key to practicing consistently good choices without “falling off the wagon.”
▶️ Until we are able to hold ourselves accountable, it can be helpful to have a mentor or coach to help guide and troubleshooting these changes. That’s fine, but it’s level one. You can’t skip it, but there is a more feeing way to live.
▶️ In order to create the next level scenario where you can hold yourself accountable, you must have a burning reason as to why you want to achieve specific outcomes. You can then create boundaries, just like someone puts stones around a campfire, in order to create space for you to flourish in freedom without messing up, or getting burned. You are able to keep yourself in check and practice self-accountability.
▶️ You can slowly enlarge the arena of freedom as you practice more and can trust yourself more. The ultimate goal is to live in the space of abundant life, with healthy boundaries, but full freedom that the Lord designed for.
▶️ The @benjamin_hardy_phd Ted Talk referenced can be found here.