Reasons or Excuses?

Today’s Thought: Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward, get real with yourself.

So often I have been frustrated; blamed others when I should have taken a harder look at myself.

I want to be different – I know it will make me achieve my goals, but to do that I have to take a careful look at my behaviour, choices and the triggers that set me back along my way.

Look at your barriers to success. Which ones can you do something about – even if it’s something small? Make sure that whatever you choose to do, takes you a step forward and won’t come back to bite you on the backside at a later date! If you have time to moan about something, you have time to do something positive about it! Nothing good ever comes easily, no matter what you might see on TV or on social media – it takes time and more effort than you can imagine!

Be truthful with yourself – how often are the barriers in your way put up by yourself? Is your confidence? Is it your fear of failure? Is it your dislike of the amount of effort required? Is it your fear of confrontation? Is it jealously that it looks so much easier for others? I guarantee that none of those fears and anxieties will cause you as much discomfort and dissatisfaction as not reaching your goal!

Identify your triggers: What annoys you? What makes you feel insecure? What scares you? What do you love to do? What do you hate to do? Know your triggers and make a plan as to what you will do when your triggers are pulled. Put the safety catch on before you start!

Tell yourself you can do this! Tell yourself that you are resilient! Look fear right in the eyes and tell it that you are going to do it anyway! Look at that hard work to come and celebrate, because at the end of it, you will have achieved something amazing!

Breathe! You are amazing – no matter how far you are on your journey to greatness, look over your shoulder and celebrate every tiny step. As long as you are still moving forward, it doesn’t matter how slowly you go.

If you want change, then find a way to make change happen. Make it happen with kindness, compassion and honesty and that change will lift you up further than you thought possible.

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