Drop one personal commitment. We all do things simply because we feel we should.

#736 39. Drop one personal commitment. We all do things simply because we feel we should.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2] Drop one personal commitment. We all do things simply because we feel we should. Maybe you volunteer because a friend asked you to, but you feel no real connection to the cause you support. Maybe you have a weekly lunch with some old friends, but it feels more like a chore than a treat. Or maybe you keep trying to learn French just because once you started you didn’t want to feel like a quitter.
Think about one thing you do out of habit, or because you think you’re supposed to, or simply because you don’t know how to get out of it–and then get out of it. The momentary pain–or in some cases, confrontation–of stepping down, dropping out, or letting go will be replaced quickly by a huge sense of relief.
Then you can use that time to do something you feel has real meaning.
Or just take a break.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2]  #39, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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