Showing up and taking action without attachment to outcomes is much more important. It is the heart of passionate detachment – not knowing what the results will be and acting as if the best result is here, now, as you take that first toe-dip into your intention.
I don’t know about you, but I have had plenty of times where I’ve talked a big game about what I was going to do. I did the affirmations in the here and now, I visualized and shared said vision and then I did absolutely nothing because I was either afraid or more often I didn’t know how.
Those “I don’t know how” villains are no longer welcome in my life.
Instead of donning the “I don’t know how” hat, which isn’t my best look by the way, I am going to remember to put my head down and take action with passionate detachment.
What does that mean?
I may have a goal I can’t control because other people are a part of the result.
Right now, for example, I am about to start a new Periscope challenge and my aim is to have 1,000 followers by the end of January. I can’t control whether or not I achieve that goal because I am not physically inhabiting the choices of those people who may decide to follow me.
What I can do, though, is create a game to increase my targeted followers by showing up and having fun on the way to creating a healthy, vibrant, vital group of followers whose lives I am impacting with my content.
When I show up, 100% authentic on other scopes and content helpfully, I may be growing my followers.
When I show up, 100% authentically me on ‘promote your scopes’ and ‘past your casts’ and in fact, on any social media platform talking about my periscope broadcasts and others periscope broadcasts, I may be growing my following.
When I show up, 100% authentically me out in the world in person, on my blog, at meetings, in coffee shops, at the park, in the grocery store I may in fact be growing my following.
Crucial and most important of all?
Showing up and playing.
Showing up and experimenting.
Showing up and letting go of the results while the whole time being mindful of the results I intend.
It is a joyful dance, this experience of passionate detachment.
In fact, in this writing I gave myself five minutes to complete my message.
I’ve gone over a couple minutes and instead of berating myself for not being as speedy as I had hoped, I am congratulating myself for getting it done, for starting and finishing, for sharing and showing up… I think you know the rest – showing up, 100% authentically me.
And now, it’s your turn.
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