I have suffered enough. I have created a backlog of excuses, exceptions & justifications that confined me to a life of fear, hiding, depression and negativity. I’ve left that behind. There are no more excuses, exceptions & justifications. I refuse everything that doesn’t actively support my happiest, fullest and most joyful life.
Focus on the magic in your life and you'll immediately find more of it!
You might understand, but you do not know. Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in your muscle.
There's pleasure of your senses and there's pleasure of your ego. How can you begin to seek out more things that make you feel that pleasure of your ego - proud, confident, joyful, motivated?
When you look at what you don't like about your life, career, finances, relationships, health, physique or anything in between, ask yourself, "Who is forcing you to live this way?"
"Before the truth can set you free you need to recognize the lie that is holding you hostage"
Of course you're overwhelmed. You're focused on way more than you need to be & you're distracting yourself from what you can do today.
Make this positivity pledge to create more happiness & success. Find ways to apply it today with your thoughts & choices.
Are you happy with the way things are? Is comfortable & easy better than happy & amazing? If not: change. Stop focusing on the obstacles and do the work.
How you treat me is your path. How I respond is mine.
You cannot expect to win while you fight harder for the validity of your problems than you do for the validity of your solutions. You must fight harder for your goals & solutions than you do for your problems & obstacles.
The dream isn't enough. It's about the work you put in with your hands & your feet.
In this choice you're making, are you pushing or pacing? With your effort, are you pushing or pacing?
When was the last time an excuse got you what you really want?
Why are you resisting and resenting what is hard when that is the very path to what you want?
If it's all invented, invent a new narrative that serves your goals and use your choices to make it your reality.
Easing off does not make your path easier. You might sell yourself that story, but it doesn't make it true.
A client told me she had made great strides in her happiness. I suggested that she write down, for herself, how she did that. She shared her answers with me & I'm sharing them with you.
"Expecting perfection only leaves you with two options: do everything right on the very first try, or don’t even bother. Which is actually only one option, since 9 times out of 10, human beings don't do things right on the first try."
So, what imperfect improvement can you make today?
Do not turn away from the challenges of your present. And don't see them as a burden. They are an opportunity. When you battle with the challenges of your present you win the prizes of your future.
If you see it as a loss, you'll probably miss the lesson. My greatest mentor is my own mistakes.