I was talking with my client this morning and she introduced me to the term, "golden handcuffs." She was referring to her career but I realized how many aspects of my life this term relates to. I can't count how many times I have turned even the most fun parts of my life into obligation.
The best advice I have ever received is actually a question; what do you want? I was taken aback because I wanted so many things but really underneath it all, I wanted/want freedom. As it turns out, freedom from the handcuffs, I painstakingly crafted myself. Of course, they are gold spiked and fabulous but restrictive nonetheless.
Sometimes I wake up with my cuffs on the floor and it's easy to jump out of bed geared up but other days I wake up feeling my cuffs cutting in my wrists. On those days, I remind myself that I don't HAVE to do anything ever again and I get to choice how I paint the canvas of my day.
I was reading an article by Robert Panariello and he quoted a football coach saying, "know what's important and don't worry about the rest." He was talking about programming for athletes but I just feel in love with the simplicity of it for life programming.
Keep it simple, keep it consistent.
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