I took a look at my to-do list.
- My *new* mattress (a year old) has a huge divot in it but it’s under warranty so I have to call the company.
- I am supposed to contest a $8000 charge on my credit card for the RV we rented for Burning Man - which unfortunately was not the RV we were provided with.
- I have to look over a notice from the Government Tax office which requires a call to ask a question then possibly deal with their answer.
- I have to mail out expired subway cards.
- I have to hire an assistant (pretty obvious one)!
The list goes on and on…
What’s interesting is the list began before July 2015 - it’s my on my ‘shit I don’t want to do’ list, the stuff I’ve been avoiding like the plague.
I’m a pretty *productive* human being. I make it to appointments on time. I make fresh meals daily. I even take all of my vitamins.
So WHY would I have this list hanging over my head?
I’m afraid of the outcomes.
What if the cc card company sides with the supplier of the RV?
What if the tax authority says that I have misfiled something?
What if the mattress company doesn’t notice the giant divot in the mattress or denies its existence?
The problem with being afraid of these things is the actual cost.
Here’s the fascinating part: I’ve lived the ‘no’ already.
I’ve already lived out the anger of being denied the claim, the frustration of revisiting my taxes.
I’ve experienced it all - at least 10x each.
And, none of it has happened yet, except in my own mind.
Here’s my question for you:
What are you dragging around with you?
By not addressing something head-on, you live in the fear of the outcome.
This fear comes with a big pricetag. It's much more than the physical number if it's a financial concern. It's your peace of mind, the creation point of your life.
Remember - your energy is what creates and if you're sitting there worrying about things in the background you're not creating from a place of joy and expansion. You're reacting to what you don't want!
You have two healthy choices.
- Give up and take it off your list (subway cards - I don’t care about you; I’m going to throw you out).
- Take the action and walk away from the result, whatever it is. The solving is in getting it off your plate. DO YOUR BEST - THAT IS ENOUGH. Don’t look beyond that for the fruits of your action.
I’m releasing myself from this list today. No more making salads, organizing my closet or writing blog posts to avoid the lingering fear in the background.
What will you commit to taking off your to-do list?
Leave me a comment below so I can cheer you on.