Pretending it isn't there... / by Tyson Pop

Doesn't fix it. 

It only makes it worse. 

The first step to removing the fly from the ointment is to acknowledge that it's in there. 

That's fairly obvious. 

But when it comes to our own lives and the bad habits we've developed, many of us trick ourselves into believing that if we just ignore it, it should fix itself. 

That never works.  

We need to point our finger at it. 

But that's painful. 

It means acknowledging that there are areas in our life that need to be improved. But it's worth doing, and it's not hard to do if you have the courage to do so. 

Don't be fooled by its simplicity:

  1. Acknowledge what your bad habit(s) are.
  2. Write it down.
  3. Take steps towards fixing it.

Once you know what's broken, you can go about fixing it. 

That's what this exercise will help you do. 

So go on. 

Make your list.