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Episode 27 - Choosing to Follow Through
Episode 2720th December 2021 • Choosing Happy • Heather Masters
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What would you achieve in your life if you followed through more often on your intentions?

What difference would it make if you were more consistent in completing what you started?

Would you like to try out three simple techniques that can help you to follow through to completion, get more done, And be more true to your word, especially to yourself?

That's all coming up in today's episode.

Topics include:

  • Why you don't follow through?
  • Creating Momentum to move forward.
  • Completing for you.

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What would you achieve in your life if he followed through

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more often on your intentions?

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What difference would it make?

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If you were more consistent in completing what you started.

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Would you like to try out three simple techniques that can help you

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to follow through to completion?

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Get more done.

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And be more true to your word, especially to yourself.

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That's all coming up today.

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I'm Heather masters and this is the choosing happy podcast.

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Hello and welcome to the choosing happy podcast.

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I chose to explore, choosing to follow through because it's one

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of my personal biggest challenges.

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There are a number of reasons that we don't follow through.

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I think often we can be quite harsh with ourselves quite critical and judgmental

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when we don't complete something.

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When often there's an underlying.

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Subconscious unconscious reason we don't follow through.

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Why we self-sabotage and we don't complete on things that we promise ourselves.

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We do.

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I know for me, if I make a promise to someone else.

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I will do it.

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I will follow through I'll commit.

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I'll make the effort.

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I'll get up at five o'clock in the morning.

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If I have to, to make sure that I get what I said, I do.

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Done.

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If I make the same promise to myself.

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That's not always guaranteed.

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I can make commitments and intentions and work that I find it really

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challenging to follow through.

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There's something about a self-sabotage that I put myself into situations

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where I'm very likely to fail.

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In this episode, I wants to explore three ways that you can avoid.

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Not following through that.

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You can avoid self-sabotage that you can avoid.

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Being inconsistent on your commitments.

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The first one is really simple and yet quite powerful.

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And that's to sync through before you commit.

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What you're actually committing to.

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Plan it out in your head, just visualize it.

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An idea.

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Of the.

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Enormity or even if it's small.

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Get the idea of what you're committing to.

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Are you going to go into overwhelm?

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Is it something that you've never done before?

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Will you have the resources to do it?

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Do you have the time.

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In your day, if you're a mother who's working and has kids.

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But you commit to helping someone else.

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Do you really have that time available?

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What's the impact it's going to have on those around you and on

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the work that you're already doing?

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Do you have the money to carry it through?

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What's the payoff.

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What's the payoff.

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That's going to keep you going.

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And you're going to really enjoy it.

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Is it something that you really want to do?

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What's the benefit.

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Is it going to generate income?

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If you're an entrepreneur, are you attracting customers?

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Um, Y.

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Identifying your why?

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What's the motivation?

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What's the real reason.

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That this is important to you.

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Are you going to get out of bed every morning to do this for you?

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For whoever you've committed to on a scale of one to 10.

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In terms of your commitment.

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If you really honest with yourself, How far up the scale are you when 10

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is absolutely certain and committed and definitely follow through.

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Once you've.

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Started you've committed.

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And you've made a start on your projects.

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And you find yourself struggling and resisting.

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Take the time to check in with yourself, step back and just ask

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yourself, what's stopping you.

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And then go deeper.

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Ask yourself and.

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So I know for myself, if I asked myself, what's stopping me.

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Quite often I can come up with some real.

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Great excuses, but the surface level excuses.

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For instance.

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If I struggle to do a podcast, I can blame it on the extra hours

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I'm spending with technical issues.

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And that might actually be genuine.

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And if I'm really committed.

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And I'm really passionate about subject.

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The technical issues really won't stop me.

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So what's the root of what's stopping you.

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And be kind to yourself when you're asking this.

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But also be tough.

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Really get to the root, really understand.

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It's okay to resist.

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As long as you are aware.

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Of what you're choosing and why.

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Cause when you're consciously aware of what it is that stops you, then

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you can choose something different.

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You take back your power.

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And one of the first places to go to is.

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That Y.

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Write down that why?

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Right at the beginning.

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And remember why you started.

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And it's okay.

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Once you're conscious of what's stopping you.

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And you've had a look at the why and how important things

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are and you've reassessed.

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It's okay.

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To decide not to continue.

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To let people know that there is a deep reason why you can't continue.

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But do face the real reason.

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And decide from full responsibility.

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Observe yourself.

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Learn.

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And then decide.

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The third step.

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It's just too.

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Visualize yourself completing it.

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Having.

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100% completed.

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The task.

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And then to decide what's the first small step.

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That you can take to move forward.

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To take that one step closer.

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Toward completing.

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Even if the step isn't the one you think you should take.

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Do something along your path to get you back into momentum.

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Just take one small step and then the next, and then the next and

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see how many steps you can take.

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To move you forward today.

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And then commit to the steps you're going to take tomorrow.

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And when you're ready and you feel up to it.

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Then choose to do the should step.

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The step you're resisting.

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And when we're talking about momentum and moving forward, actually moving your body.

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Movement in your body encourages movements everywhere else that generates

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energy and propels you forward.

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In your head in your body.

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In your energy field.

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So take the time to move.

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And there's a bonus, create a poster or a sticker.

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Put it on your wall, right on post-it notes.

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I put it on the screen of your phone.

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Say out loud.

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Every time you sit down to work.

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I follow through with my commitments.

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Especially when they are to myself.

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The rest of this week.

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I'm focusing on a happy Christmas countdown and I hundred days to happy.

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I want to thank you for listening today.

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Thank you for your attention.

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If you have any questions, please do drop me a line.

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The email address is in the show notes, along with links to the website and to.

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The podcast page.

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I'd be grateful if you found this useful that you share it, that you'd like it.

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And if possible, if you'd leave me a review.

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Every little helps me to commit and follow through.

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To continue to do this podcast.

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I'm Heather masters.

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