Directional vs Supporting Activities when it comes to your goalsJun 28, 2021
This incredible woman you see here is Vanessa.
She sent me a note that said she is massively committed to her fitness and her finances this year, and she was in her basement doing a workout. The only thing is: the workout requires a skipping rope, and she didn't have one.
The one she had her eye on was approximately $30, and she almost spent the money, but then she realized that buying a skipping is not actually going to get her closer to her goals.
This is because it is not a DIRECTIONAL activity. My friend Rael Kalley coined this phrase and I think it is the best way to describe how some of us spin our wheels when it comes to achieving goals. In order to get ourselves closer to a goal, we have to take direct action towards the goal. It requires bravery, vulnerability and often breaking inertia. This is what is known as a directional activity.
A supporting activity is one that allows us to FEEL like we are moving toward a goal but doesn't actually get us closer. How you know if something is truly a supporting activity? If you repeat it consistently, would you have the results you want? i.e. if Vanessa buys a skipping rope every day, she will not be any fitter, but she will have a plethora of skipping ropes. And likely a depleted bank account.
She decided to improvise, and instead used some basic kitchen utensils to complete her workout. I think she rocked it, what do you think?
You can read more about supporting activities and directional activities in Get the Hell Out of Debt.
PS --- Vanessa. Check your email:
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