The Remarkable Reason Why Your Stuff Blocks the Path to Your Dream Life
Updated: Mar 24, 2022
If you’re an Erykah Badu fan, then you may know one of her popular songs–Bag Lady. The lyrics describe a woman carrying bags with a lot of stuff. The chorus sends a message to the Bag Lady to let go of her stuff because it’s too heavy and holds her back. Well, the same can be said of Gen Xers who aren’t managing the stuff they’re carrying with them.
In this post, I discuss the importance of Gen Xers owning their stuff. I’m not talking about prized possessions like your special edition Tetris or Contra video games. I’m talking about holding yourself accountable for the outcomes you attain in life. Specifically, I’m talking about your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Why is this topic important? The short answer is that many Gen Xers don’t truly grasp the power of their thoughts and how they affect their emotions and behaviors. Much of what I’m sharing in this post is based on the Think, Feel, Act Model. A model that operates on the idea that you can manage your thoughts to get the results you want in life.
Your thoughts, feelings, and actions work together to help you achieve goals and enjoy a more fulfilling life. My goal is to raise your awareness of how these things contribute to your current and future circumstances. I want to help you manage your mind to enjoy the freedoms you want in life NOW, rather than waiting for retirement.
When I discovered the Think, Feel, Act Model, it changed my life dramatically. It caused me to take responsibility for the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that negatively affected my mental state. I learned how to make deliberate choices about what I wanted to think, how I wanted to feel, and how to behave. And because it’s so liberating, I want the same for you!
In this post, I’ll explain:
*Why Gen Xers must be accountable to themselves first
*The challenges Gen Xers face when they avoid personal accountability