Too much on your plate? Read this.

On Sunday, I went to a workshop with Elizabeth Gilbert and Rob Bell.

It was the kind of workshop where you take 15 pages of notes, become besties with the kindred spirit sitting next to you, shed a few tears, have many laughs, and get some of your limiting stories shaken up.

It inspired me to rethink my priorities and what I take on, which is what I want to talk about with you.

First things first:

You are here to do a few things very well in your one wild and precious life.

If you’re like me, you might sometimes find yourself trying to juggle 17 pretty great things.

You rush, rush, rush around to get it all done, and then find yourself exhausted and drained.

You swim at the surface of your dreams, and never get the depth and long-term joy you crave.

Sound familiar?

I know that I’ve been doing this with my book. For years.

Real talk: I know I’m here to write books and speak. I’ve known this for a while.

But, I keep distracting myself and busying myself with other projects because I’m too scared to commit to writing because I’m terrified it won’t be good enough.

Maybe you can relate with something you care about?

Liz asked a question related to this that sent goosebumps (a.k.a. “truthbumps”) up my arms. She said:

“What are you willing to give up to live the life that you claim you want?”

Yeessssshhhh. In that moment, I realized that I’m going to have to say “No” to a lot—including things that I do want—because there’s something that I want even more.

Like, my book in bookstores.

So, I may a few hard calls, postponed a trip to Bali (ouch!), and devoted my 31st year to the the theme of “Wholehearted Commitment.”

I’m writing my book and speaking. That’s it. Just those two things.

Now it’s your turn:

“What are you willing to give up to live the life that you claim you want?”

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