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August 18, 2011

Things I Haven’t Done

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:37 am

You’ve heard of a “Bucket List,” yes?

Well the “Things I Haven’t Done List” is similar but serves a different purpose.

It’s a goofy idea that showed up yesterday prompted by the thought that I had not ever tasted hummus until last week. It got me curious about things I had not done yet that I haven’t thought about. By contrast, the bucket list is about things you have thought about and desire.

For example I haven’t done the following:

  • Fried an egg on the sidewalk.
  • Said the words “Hear Ye, Hear Ye” in a public forum.
  • Passed gas in a crowded elevator.

The list could go on and on and I think it’s a valuable exercise in stretching. Many things on the bucket list are out of our reach. Most all of the things on the “Things I Haven’t Done List” are doable.

So what’s the purpose? It’s certainly not a challenge to do a bunch of absurd things; it’s more of an inspection of possibilities we haven’t considered.

Watch what shows up on your list. These are things that will stretch you past your patterned way of doing things, which is a way of becoming more aware. Just the creation of such a list will stretch you, before you run out into your patterned world. Acting on some things on the list earns you extra credit and extra awareness.

It seems silly on first blush and when you actually do it, it makes you more aware of what’s possible for you.

Take 10 minutes out of your day today and make a list of things you haven’t done. Have fun with it. Measure your feeling of what’s possible for you before and after the exercise and see if you notice a difference.

If you broaden your awareness, you broaden your possibilities. It just may get you to set your bucket list aside and do more living now.

 

All the best,

John

ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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