Lefkoe Method & Talking to Monsters
I am a long-time on and off member on this site. I recently used two methods new to me to address decades-old issues of procrastination. I have tried many, many strategies over the years. While it has only been about 10 days since I tried these things, the results have been so dramatic that I felt I had to post about them here.
The Lefkoe Method is a process for eliminating negative beliefs. Morty Lefkoe, who developed this process, has made it accessible to eliminate three negative beliefs for free (i.e., "mistakes and failure are bad," "I am not good enough," "I am not important"). The URL is http://www.recreateyourlife.com/free/. The process takes about 30 minutes. The belief I eliminated (I've only done one so far) was "mistakes and failure are bad."
The other thing I did the same day was to have a conversation with some of my "monsters" (i.e., blocks) a la Havi Brooks. http://www.fluentself.com/blog/personal/the-negotiator-the-monster-and-t...
Because I did both of these things at approximately the same time, I can't tell with certainty which was more valuable. My belief is that they worked in synergy.
The result is that I have been wildly productive on both difficult tasks and mundane tasks, things I've been putting off for years and things I've been putting off for days. And, best of all, it has been almost entirely painless. I have just easily gone down my list of things to do and done things one after another. I am truly eager to do my work. I billed more hours last week than I have maybe ever billed in seven years of doing the kind of work I do. I also worked for a good portion of the past two weekends on financial stuff that I really need to do but that I have found to be so stressful that I have just been avoiding it since about April 2009. I will say that for a brief period of time (minutes) on both weekends, this financial stuff had me in tears. BUT I was able to stay focused, push through, calm down, and continue working, getting quickly back to it feeling painless. For me, this is unheard of.
I feel transformed in a lasting way. Of course, only time will tell. And I had intended not to post about this til 30 days passed, but I'm feeling so good, I just had to share.