Everyone has them. Those things that always seem to slow us down, break our rhythm or send us off course. They never really do any damage. They’re not big things like sickness, travel, or life changes. They’re little things that daily rob us of time, success and relationship.
The good news is that, if we look carefully, we can find a way around them.
For Example: My Speedbumps
Based on the content of this blog, you might be led to believe that I’m a Type A personality. Organized. Detailed. Thorough.
Sorry to disappoint, but I’m SO not. I’m definitely a Type B, creative, free thinking dreamer. But somewhere along the way I realized that the only way to make those dreams a reality is to try to balance my vision and creativity with organization.
All that to say, my Type B self is constantly battling speedbumps. I’m very easily distracted so my biggest speedbumps are:
Speedbump #1: Facebook/Twitter/Email
I always want new things. I want to see what I’ve missed in the last 16 seconds since I last checked the Facebook/Twitter/Email trifecta of distraction. And then off on the bunny trails I go. Hop. Hop. Hop.
Speedbump #2: Oh, While I’m Here...
I am forever getting distracted as I do things around the house. On my way to put something in the trash, I see a stain on the carpet, so I get out the carpet cleaner, but while I’m getting it I see that I’m almost out, so I go to the fridge to add it to my shopping list and while I’m there, I might as well grab a yogurt, but there are no clean spoons so let me just clean the dishes REALLY QUICK….
Speedbump #3: Contentment
Normally, I’d consider my contentment an attribute, but when it really. doesn’t. bother me that the couch in our bedroom is covered in laundry (wait…that IS a couch under there, right?) I think contentment becomes a huge speedbump.
The first step in getting around your speedbumps is to recognize them. So take a couple minutes and write down the top 3 things that keep you from getting up in the morning, or reading your Bible, or exercising, or planning or whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
These can be general speedbumps like mine, or specific ones related to a specific goal. For example, if you want to read your Bible daily, your speedbumps might be:
-I can never find my Bible
-I don’t have my Bible me when I have time to read it
-I don’t know what to read
Let’s Problem Solve Together!
Once you’ve identified your speedbumps, then we can work on creating solutions. If you care to share, please list your biggest speedbumps in the comments. If you have solutions for others, then please reply to their comment. You all have a lot of wisdom to share and this is a great place to share it.
I’ll make sure everyone who comments and wants help finding a way around the speedbumps in their life get some ideas they can put into practice.Leave a Comment