By Leo Babauta
There are a number of common blockers for creating powerful change in your life:
- Feeling that the effort is pointless
- Resisting the effort
- Frustration with yourself or others
- Disliking the activity
- Feeling an urge / compulsion to do the old habit
Each of these can derail your efforts to create something new. And to be clear, there is nothing wrong with any of these — they’re wonderfully human traits. But to create powerful change, we have to learn to work with them.
Today I’d like to introduce a magical tool that I call Seeing the Gift.
If you deploy Seeing the Gift, you can work with any of the above deterrents. Let’s take a look.
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