What’s Holding You Back?

by | Jul 4, 2018 | Blog

It’s easy to focus on things you want to do. And while it’s easy to list them off, it can quickly become overwhelming. So many good intentions, so little energy to act on them all.

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I’d like to propose a different approach.

As I drove to the gym this morning, I was listening to Cal Fussman interview Tim Ferriss in his June 30th podcast episode.

Tim was talking about his writing philosophy and how he tries to remove words that add to drag.

When you’re writing, extra words, redundant phrases and unnecessary explanations can absolutely bog down a story.

Cutting out what slows things down is not only a great way to approach writing, but also a powerful way to approach life.

In your life, what adds to drag? What slows you down? What slows down your progress? What choices or patterns are keeping you from reaching your goals or living a life you love?

I’ll give a few examples from my own life.

Not getting enough sleep.

Drinking alcohol frequently or in excess.

Sugar & starch

Negativity or complaining




How about you? Don’t just read these words. Use them. Make a list.

From there, come up with a strategy to remove what adds to drag TODAY.

You don’t have to make a pledge or commitment for the next month. Simply focus on today.

What will you tackle today?

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