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Dealing With Challenges: Day 1

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 1 which is to take some time to think about your biggest challenges, then list down 2-3 of them and write a few lines about why you think they are holding you back.

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Challenge 1: this is a challenge  that I have known about now for - let's see over 40 years. I know I have good ideas. I know I am smart. I know I write well. But - and this is the big challenge - when I get into a project I jump ahead in my mind thinking about the end of it and I tell myself that nobody will like it or that it will wind up being something that someone else has done and it then sits in a folder on my computer.

As an example: For years I’ve talked and made notes, lots of notes, on a project about aging and I have talked with other people about what I'm going to do. Most of them are very positive. Do I listen to them? Nope - I listen to the one or two people who say to me what do you want to do that for everybody else is doing that it's already been done.

Why is it holding me back? Because I let it! 

Challenge 2:  good grief the first one is hard enough and it contains a lot of little challenges but I can think of another one.

There's a lot of things I like to do and a lot of things I need to do. I also know that I like to do things in the morning and in the daylight. So when it gets dark out or when it's raining out I tend to not want to do much of anything.

It holds me back because there’s a limited number of morning hours and daylight hours. Especially as we go in the fall and winter.

I have to relearn that I can do things later at night. I know I am capable of thatt. I say relearn as I have two advanced degrees I managed to obtain. The second one as a single parent who also worked. And a lot of the school work got done late at night. Yeah...I'm a lot older now, but that is not an excuse


These are my challenges! I will overcome them!

Thoughts? Comments? Thank you!

About the Author Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.

Hi there. I call myself "a woman of a certain age" who is still very engaged with the world; as we all should be - at any age! I create courses and books that help people keep on learning, living, and having fun. I believe that you are in charge of your life - not me or anyone else. What I do is offer information so that you can make intelligent choices for you!

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