In his book “The Tipping Point”, Malcolm Gladwell describes the “broken window theory” of crime reduction. Broken window theory basically states that wherever there is a broken window, criminals are more likely to swoop in on that area to cause more damage to property, tag with graffiti and continue to trash the place. The council of New York tested this theory by fixing up the broken windows, and painting over the graffiti, to make it a nicer place to live and they found it was less likely to be trashed.
On the flip side, just a single broken window can create a snowball effect of further damage. It shows up as a perceived lack of care and control, so people consequently show that they don’t care and cause more damage.
I think this theory can also be translated to our own lives.
Where in your environment, or in your inner world, are you experiencing ‘broken windows’?
How do these broken windows make you feel?
Of course, I’m not just talking about broken windows. I’m talking about anything at all that is broken, including parts of you (physically/mentally/emotionally/spiritually), that are making you feel crappy.
If you fixed up all that broken shit, how different would you feel?
Imagine if you stamped out all those issues before they became bigger problems?
Write a list of all the things that could do with fixing in your own life. Then set yourself a challenge to fix as many of them up as you can by a certain deadline. Then kick back and feel how much lighter you feel.
Enjoy the challenge gorgeous ones!
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Catcha on the flip side,