Do you feel like you didn’t get anything done today?
Do you score yourself against your to-do list and then mentally beat the crap out of yourself when you don’t get it ALL done?
So many parents are plagued with self-doubt. Where does our self-doubt come from? Do you keep close tabs on yourself? The way you “score” yourself on GTD (getting-things-done) can definitely influence how you feel about yourself.
What if… you’re wrong?
Ugh… this is tough, guys! Can you really be TOP DOG in every area of your life? NOPE, you can’t. AND you sure as heck shouldn't beat yourself up about that. We want to offer you a BIG-A$$ Permission Slip to “phone it in” sometimes to give yourself a break (and allow your kids to SEE YOU give yourself a break, too).
In this episode of ‘I Am The Worst Parent Ever’ podcast, Robert encourages Nicole and the listeners to use HYPOTHESES instead of GOALS (h/t Tara Gentile). That way you can focus on daily work and not results.
Nicole admits that she likes the idea of having a GOAL (and using it to impress others). For her and others like her, not having a goal can make us anxious.
But, guess what?
Anxiety can actually BE MOTIVATING. Choose to push through the anxiety to break out of its debilitating nature and pull from its catalytic nature.
Nicole and Robert also discuss Seth Godin's suggestion to "start before you are ready," which is SO scary (until you try it!) BUT it has worked for Nicole and Robert in starting their blogs and this podcast and so many other projects. It can work for you, too!
Is this podcast for you?
Have you ever said,