Raising the stakes and sharpening up

It’s easy to get slack and fall off of all your useful practices. Often we don’t even notice until days or weeks have gone by and then you think to yourself, I can’t remember the last time I meditated.

Once you fall off it can be hard to get back on track. You might even start to get comfortable to the point where you stop keeping up with other habits too, like a domino effect.

Then you find yourself wishing you could sharpen up, wondering ‘How did I go from a consistent daily practice to feeling so detached from it that starting it up again doesn’t feel possible?’

What you need to do is raise the stakes, give yourself something to lose. Life has a way of working out that sometimes the stakes are raised without you and so you’re left with 2 choices (think Darwin), evolve or die.

Well more like keep up or fall behind.

Either way, the choice is yours.

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