As the father to three kids, September is marked with back-to-school energy.
Something about the shift in season, summer turning to fall and kids back in school, inspires an air of possibility for new habits and making change in your life.
In this back-to-school episode I’m diving into 3 metaphors that can help us approach and instigate changes in our lives.
1. Take it to the curb
Maybe you don’t usually see your household waste as a metaphor for life changes. It could be a bit of a stretch but I think garbage, recycling, and compost can teach us something about how to deal with the mental clutter, unhealthy attitudes, unfinished projects, stagnating habits, and even broken dreams of our lives.
2. What are you bringing in the front door?
In our homes there is an impact for every item that comes through the door, from furniture to dog food. It’s the same for our individual selves, both physically and spiritually. Nutrition, breathing, and rest; emotional and spiritual influences in our lives, all of it affects how we experience life.
Making changes in what we “bring into our lives” in these areas can help kickstart better habits and practices.
3. Pay full tuition
Go all-in on your personal development. Don’t cheapen the process or results by looking for the discount.
I’m not necessarily talking about financial cost. I’m talking about your commitment to growth. Don’t look for shortcuts or cheap opportunities. To get full value, you have to pay full value.
Join me in this episode as we find our fall groove and get back-to-school in our personal growth and development.
This episode is also available on YouTube.