Today’s reflection prompt is this:

What recurring patterns have you observed in your life that you no longer wish to repeat?

It’s often been said that if you keep encountering the same challenges, you’re at the source of the challenges.

And if you’ve never heard that before, then I may have just rattled your brain.

We repeat the same unwanted patterns repeatedly, with remarkable insanity.

What do you do when you’ve identified a pattern you don’t want to perpetuate anymore?

Do you have a pattern interrupt you can turn to, a way to catch yourself in the act early, a means to prevent the unwanted well in advance of it unfolding?

Or are you comfortable living out different iterations of the same people, events, and circumstances?

Choosing a new action is difficult. You can’t just expect to make the right decision in the moment.

What’s required is an identity shift. A new way of thinking about yourself. “I’m the kind of person who…”

Finish that sentence with the kind of person you want to become, and then begin living as if it’s true. It will become true.