I know how to push. How to talk negatively towards myself. How to fear failure more than anything. How to just make myself do it.
I’m afraid I won’t be as good / go as far / be as successful if I quit pushing.
The tough news is that I might be right in the short term: I won’t be as successful if I don’t push. I can probably lose more weight on a crazy 4-day crash (read: push) diet than I could on a 4 day “pull” diet.
But successful long term change comes from pulling. From honoring your deep desires. Those same diets over a year? No competition. Pull will knock the socks off the crazy push spree.
And for even more honesty, there are times that we need a break from the push.
Pulling can feel like cheating. But, its hardly always easy. The hardest thing about pulling is making sure that you actively remember what it is that you really want.
I want to feel light and energetic more than I want this donut. I want to have extra energy, so I want to go weight lift today. I want to feel accomplished tonight, so I want to send this uncomfortable email now!
Its not always easy, but it is simple & effective.
When you want to go fast, push… when you want to go far, pull.
I strive to play the long game in life: I aim to pull myself towards my goals.
I use my ability to push as a tool to sprint.