Daily Stretch #3 — Discover the joy of not Being Indispensable


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In a small dose, responsibility is a good thing. But too much responsibility can become a burden. Especially the belief that things will fall apart if we don’t do our part.

We will all leave this world sooner or later. And that’s our biggest fear. We have a hard time accepting death.

It’s difficult to tolerate that the world will move on once we are gone.

If you quit your job, someone will replace you. If you get divorced, someone else will fill that empty space. Things might take time. But everything always falls into place.

Today’s Stretch: The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You

I’m not encouraging you to throw away your responsibilities or duties. I just want you to let go of being too responsible.

Today’s stretch: let go of some of your responsibilities. Drop the ball. On purpose.

Discover the pleasure of not being indispensable.

Don’t Get Caught By Excuses

“If I don’t do it, no one else will.”

“People expect me to take care of this. It’s my responsibility.”

“I tried this before. I dropped the ball in the past and no one picked it up. ”

Stretch, Reflect & Grow

Use these questions to reflect once you’ve practiced this new stretch.

What role does responsibility play in your life?
What’s the worst thing that you feared could happened?
How did feel by not being indispensable?

Before You Go

Change happens one stretch at a time.

Every day, one new exercise to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Experiment. Learn. Grow.

Check my new book “Stretch for Change” on Amazon.

Check our change leadership programs at Liberationist.

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