I’m stuck. I have tried to write this blog post several times. I want to truly dig into the 10 Rules for Brilliant Women. But I hit a wall. I know that I haven’t been pushing my boundaries – haven’t been taking gasp-level leaps – but I am not even feeling like I know what that would look like for me right now. The most gasp-worthy thing I feel like I can do is publish an unfinished journal entry. Not answering the questions before me. Maybe I’ll be able to come back to it later.
In the meantime, here are the prompts the lovely Tara Mohr offered for Rule #3.
Rule #3: Gasp
Start doing things that make you gasp and get the adrenaline flowing. Ask yourself, “What’s the gasp-level action here?” Your fears and a tough inner critic will chatter in your head. That’s normal, and just fine. When you hear that repetitive, irrational, mean inner critic, name it for what it is, and remember, it’s just a fearful liar, trying to protect you from any real or seeming risks. Go for the gasps and learn how false your inner critic’s narrative really is, and how conquerable your fears.
What is a gasp-level action I need to take in my relationships or family life?
What is a gasp-level action I need to take in my professional life?
What is a gasp-level action I need to take in my personal life
What one gasp-level action am I willing to commit to doing this week?
Pick a gasp-level action for today, and do it! Write down your commitment here.