040: Pacing myself: Full speed until the fuel runs out isn't a good strategy

January 18, 2021 00:20:50
040: Pacing myself: Full speed until the fuel runs out isn't a good strategy
Inner Work with Steli Efti
040: Pacing myself: Full speed until the fuel runs out isn't a good strategy

Jan 18 2021 | 00:20:50

/

Show Notes

Here's a conversation where I talk about the importance of pacing myself and managing my energy throughout the course of a day. 

I have a tendency to go full speed whenever I feel energized—until my tank runs out of fuel and I crash hard. 

Today, I practiced breaking that pattern. When I felt excited or inspired by an idea, I didn't immediately rush into action. I stayed with that feeling first, and acted more deliberately. Or at least, I tried. Turns out breaking deeply ingrained patterns isn't that easy, but like so many things in Inner Work—it starts with awareness. You do the best you can right now, and if it matters enough, you keep practicing until you get better at it.

Shownotes: 

https://steliefti.com/pacing-myself-full-speed-until-the-fuel-runs-out-isnt-a-good-strategy/


Connect with me:
https://twitter.com/steli
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  

Other Episodes

Episode

May 08, 2022 00:57:28
Episode Cover

145: The Light of Inner Darkness (My Dark Retreat Experience, Part 2)

Darkness has illuminated my inner world. With nothing to see outside of me, I began to see things clear within: fears I didn’t know...

Listen

Episode 0

November 02, 2019 00:06:32
Episode Cover

008: Broccoli & Sweat

Most of us are spending too much time searching for a better way of doing things, and not enough time actually doing them. Yes,...

Listen

Episode 0

December 01, 2019 00:15:25
Episode Cover

012: How to Practice Gratitude

What are you grateful for today? It’s one of the most important questions I ask myself every day. I once said that appreciation is...

Listen