Daily Challenge Saturday Apr. 21, 2012

Setting Goals

Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating.

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    I'm going to say I'm about a 4. I think I used to be more open to change, but I just don't adjust well lately. Now, do one thing to raise my rating? What the heck does that mean?

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 22, 2012 at 2:05 UTC
    • Linda H.
      Linda H. replied April 22, 2012 at 3:46 UTC:

      Wow Kelli - change begets change. You can start simply by going out of your way to do little things you don't normally do. Take a walk in a new place. Go to a show by yourself (brave!). Go for a drive to an area you don't normally frequent and have lunch. Any number of little ...see more

    • Kim O.
      Kim O. replied April 22, 2012 at 9:18 UTC:

      You sound like my mom. She goes to work and comes home. She just likes it and there isn't anything wrong with that. I think we all tend to just get into our comfort zone. Find something that you like to do and just enjoy life!

    • Sally D.
      Sally D. replied April 23, 2012 at 13:59 UTC:

      nice

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    On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the MOST willing to change, I'd rate myself as a 9 - I'm not a 10 because there are some things that I consider to be my personal values, and I don't compromise those, only develop them (I guess that means I'm still even changing in those areas, if I'm willing to develop them...!). But like I've said before, I do work on my consciousness daily with fellow Avatar Masters either in person or over the phone, so I am constantly changing, moving through life experiences quickly, extrapolating lessons out of them, and moving forward from there, constantly.

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 22, 2012 at 1:37 UTC
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    I give myself a 4, I'm pretty low. Although I practice yoga and meditation because I believe the changes are so much easier if they are organic and come from self knowledge and that place of stillness that gives us the power and the drive to change...My meditation teacher talks of being gentle with ourselves. What a concept. To help me to change, I am going to get more sleep, by going to bed before midnight every night I possibly can this week. This will hopefully keep the creative juices flowing better.

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 22, 2012 at 0:37 UTC
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    • Joanna R.
      Joanna R. replied April 24, 2012 at 19:33 UTC:

      Being gentle is a good message and one I've been hearing daily in some shape or form :)

    • Joanne L.
      Joanne L. replied April 25, 2012 at 3:15 UTC:

      Joanna, gentle ness. A good one to hear daily. Have a good one! Linda M. all the toys picked up yet? Sherri t. Yes we do have room to grow. I think I am growing every day. It's wonderful!

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    I would have to say I'm a 4. The mind is much more willing the the body. What my mind says Yes, we can tackle that, the body says, Do you remember what happened the last time you did something like that and how much you hurt after???

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 21, 2012 at 22:15 UTC
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      Sherri T. replied April 22, 2012 at 16:39 UTC:

      Katrina B., You are right in so right to a great degree. I just have disk problems in my neck and lower back that need surgery and I really don't want to go there. So when I moved boxes to clean out the guest room to get ready for my son to come home, I ended up in pain for ...see more

    • Katrina B.
      Katrina B. replied April 23, 2012 at 0:00 UTC:

      Ooh, I feel for you! My mom hurt her lower back & threw out a disk and my younger sister was in a car acceident & they had to put metal in her neck. My mom lived with the pain for decades and my sister did for years...But you know what? They both did a course on consciousness ...see more

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    This one is really hard for me. I don't particularly like change nor do I want change. This challenge is really rather ambiguous. I'm definitely doing something new. If I were having to make changes I think I could adapt well. I'll give me an 8.

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 21, 2012 at 20:57 UTC
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    Isome situations it can be a 7/8 but in other situations I think my courage is about a 3 so have some work to do on this!

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 21, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
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    I rate myself as a 6-8, depending on the situation. I'd say I have a medium low risk appetite, with a willingness to at least consider doing something out of my confort zone

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    April 21, 2012 at 16:50 UTC via Mobile Web
    • Joanne L.
      Joanne L. replied April 22, 2012 at 0:20 UTC:

      i hear you re: low risk appetite. ..i am not exactly a thrill seeker, i can be completely content dance exercising, so i don't need to jump out of a plane, BUT i seem to have a lot of resistance to change as i like things to stay the way they are sometimes!!!

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    Well, I like change in most things--I would rather try a new restaurant than go to one I know, I regularly learn new technology at work, I teach a LOT of different courses, change text-books, write my own textbooks, take on different responsibilities. I'm hoping to be able to change my office--nothing wrong with the one I am in (other than problems in the heat), but I'm tired of it, tired of the whole building. I take different routes to work, read books outside my field, try different foods and radically change my diet. I do not like change that involves spending a lot of money, but I do not see that as a bad thing or something indicating a lack of courage. For example, my doctor just told me I need a hip replacement, which is not covered by my insurance and which would financially ruin not just me but my husband. I'm physically limited in terms of trying new individual sports and I don't like team sports. I am morally and ethically opposed to change in marriage. In fact, other than changes involving spending a lot of money, unethical/immoral changes, and changes requiring physical capabilities I no longer have, if I notice I am the slightest bit afraid of something, that immediately tells me I should do it--unless it would hurt someone else. I suppose I could see this as a lack of courage to hurt other people for my own benefit, but I have no intention of doing anything to change that.

    I just got my "life evaluation" stamp from this field, which was my goal for being in this track (setting goals is a strength for me), so I'm going to be changing to a track with physical exercise challenges.

    The weather here is crazy--after weeks of unseasonable cold and WAY more precipitation than usual (this area is classified as desert), this weekend is supposed to get up to the 80s. A colleague originally from New York was complaining about the humidity. I expect to be eating asparagus from the garden later this week, and we might even get apples and plums and pears this fall!

    Thanks for the encouragement Donna and James! I really appreciate it.

    Let's get out there and do something new today!

    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 21, 2012 at 16:00 UTC
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    Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating.

    How to do it

    Using a scale from one to 10, rate your courage to change. Number 1 means that you are always very fearful of change, and number 10 means that you embrace change openly and are always willing to change. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. Think of one small activity or action that, by trying it, you could build on your score. For example, if you are fearful of a new type of technology, try to learn more about how it works. If you feel nervous about a change that's coming to your job or living situation, try to envision the positives that may come out of it.
    Why it matters

    Courage means many things, including facing our own insecurities, taking some risks, and trying out new skills and behaviors. Learning something new or taking on a goal always includes making mistakes. By becoming more aware of your limits or resistance to change, it may help provide a framework as you approach setting goals or changing aspects of your life.
    Fun Fact

    Bert Lahr, famous for playing the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz," was forced to suck his lunches through a straw while on the movie set. He couldn't eat while wearing his lion head, nor was he allowed to remove it.
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    This morning I was explaining what blogging is to someone. She asked if it meant that if I start earning an income from it, will I be moving back to California. And I answered, "Actually it means that as long as I have a laptop I can blog from anywhere, and since my main blog is a travel blog, I may well be doing just that."

    And now that I think if it, I think I'll do that. (New goal for me, eh?)

    That's a pretty significant change for me. I've always had a nice, warm, secure landing place. In fact, the day I left L.A. and went to the Netherlands to stay for a year, it was very scary. I had never done any solo traveling, and though I have rich friends who'll tell you, "We were in St. Moritz for a few weeks, we met a lovely couple there, and they've been our friends for twenty years now...etc.", I cannot fathom how to make friends that fast.

    Well, it'll be something different!

    Be well, everyone, stay happy so you can spread the cheer!

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    "Rate your courage to change on a scale of 1 to 10, then do one thing to raise your rating"

    April 21, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
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    • Daniel H.
      Daniel H. replied April 22, 2012 at 12:53 UTC:

      Change IS a little scary Diane, but with the difference you get to add something to your life. That way it is not as though you are stuck in a rut, but doing something!

    • Diane B.
      Diane B. replied April 22, 2012 at 18:22 UTC:

      Joanne L., many blogs are just personal diaries and have readers who share in the authors' experiences by commenting on what has been posted. There was an episode about this in "House"--the woman exposed her life and her every act and all the emotions she went through during ...see more

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