EP 94: The Most Important Thing to Give Up at Any Moment
Welcome! Today’s topic comes from something I heard in a motivational YouTube video. Eric Thomas says, “You have to sacrifice who you ARE for who you will BECOME.” Let’s talk about how this concept applies to your relationship.
Are you focusing on what WAS?
Some people can’t stop looking back at “the old days” in their relationship. You know, those good old days when things were better for one reason or another. The truth is that memories don’t make today great. Living and working in the NOW in your relationship is the most important thing you can do. Give up what your relationship was in the past for what it will be in the future. Live in the NOW.
Are you working?
There is nothing more important in your relationship than doing the work. Work is a big umbrella that covers many things, especially when the honeymoon phase wears off and those feel-good chemicals are no longer ruling your brain. You can’t wait until problems arise to start working on your relationship connection. Your actions show what is most important to you, so take a look and evaluate whether you are putting in the work to prioritize your relationship. If video games, social media, friends, or hobbies are getting all of your time, your relationship is NOT getting the work.
Where are you spending your time?
Many studies have gone into the psychology of why we spend so much time on our phones and devices rather than in face-to-face connections with others. When we allow all these distractions to dominate our lives, we are left with very little time and energy to interact with our spouse. You have to put in the work and fight for your relationship! When we use the excuse that having a relationship is “too hard,” we are really saying that we aren’t willing to put in the work. This is where relationship fitness comes into play. Take action and work on your relationship skills. Don’t get lazy!
*What things do you need to give up to make your relationship important?
*Are you reading books about developing relationship skills and improving yourself?
***Leave me your feedback. Let me know how you are letting go of the past and living in the NOW to build your relationship for the future. Improving your relationship fitness and solidifying your relationship legacy WILL make a difference. You are not just raising children, but someone’s future spouse and someone’s future parent. Go out there and be loving, kind, patient, and generous! Let’s help save the world--one relationship at a time!
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