The past couple of tasks—staring down your current reality & false beliefs—can be pretty rough. If you’re like most people, this challenge has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster so far. Some tasks leave you feeling elated, energized and ready to take on the world, while others leave you discouraged, doubtful and ready to throw in the towel.
It’s time to take everything you’ve done up to this point and raise the stakes. What are you really fighting for and why is it worth it? What are the consequences of failure? What are the implications of success? Is it all enough to sustain you through the journey to reaching your goal?
If not, you need to up the ante.
Leap Task #10: Write down what’s on the line for you and others in your endeavor to accomplish this dream, then decide how you’re going to raise the stakes.
As you do this task, consider your “stakes” in these dimensions:
- To what extent are you personally (i.e. emotionally, financially, etc.) invested?
- To what extent are others affected by your dream’s success or failure?
- What do you and others stand to lose if you don’t succeed?
- What do you and others stand to gain if you do succeed?
This challenge has had a range of emotions so far—and so will the journey to realize your dream. Playing in a high stakes game is critical to maintaining focus through to the very end.
How did you raise your own stakes?