S:0366 Distinction: Abundant Reserves vs. Obsessive Reserves

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

Reserves are one of the best things you can work on to see your life get better. When you have abundant reserves you cease to worry, you are not easily distracted from your primary mission, and you enjoy life more fully.

But what are “abundant” reserves? They are when you have more than you need in a given area, enough so that you do not have to think about it.

You are being “obsessive” about reserves when you find yourself still thinking about them. If you know, logically, that you have plenty of reserves but still are worried that you do not have enough, then something else is going on. At that point it’s not about the reserves, it’s about some need, such as a need for security, to look good, to be powerful, etc. You are using reserves as a defensive weapon.

If you have handled your needs, building reserves, abundant reserves, becomes fun and freeing.

 

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