1. “My dreams and goals can wait.”
Live a life you are proud of. In the end, your greatest fear should not be
of failure, but of succeeding at things that don’t matter to you. We
never tell ourselves that we will never live our dreams. Instead we just
keep talking about how we will start living our dreams tomorrow.
Bottom line: “I don’t have time,” is really just another, perhaps
politer, or perhaps naive, way of saying, “It’s not that important
2. “I don’t have time.”
3. “I’m not talented enough.”
If you want to play the guitar, you can be good at it. Maybe you won’t
be Jimi Hendrix, but you could be really good. There’s no such thing as
not having enough talent to get to that level. Because persistence is
talent, really. Just sticking with it. Talent is not stopping.
4. “This problem is too big to solve.”
The problem is not the problem. The problem is the
incredible amount of over-thinking you’re doing with the
problem. Let it go and be free.
5. “I’m not ready yet.”
The truth is nobody ever feels ready when an opportunity arises. But that
doesn’t change the fact that sometimes the course of our lives depends on
what we do or don’t do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize
an opportunity, or just miss it. So in case you never get a second chance,
don’t be afraid! And what if you do get a second chance? Take it!
6. “I knew I wasn’t good enough.”
Your struggle is part of your story. Being rejected from
something you want often means you are being directed
toward something you need.
7. “I’m a failure.”
Not trying is failing. Everything else is just practice. It’s OK if you
mess up, that’s how you get wiser. Give yourself a break. And don’t
give up! Good things take time, and you’re getting there, one step
at a time.
8. “They have it so much easier than me.”
No one has it easier than you. Every one of us is fighting our
own private battles. The strongest among us aren’t those who
show strength we can see, but those who have won incredible
inner battles we know nothing about.
9. “I have nothing to be thankful for.”
Choose positivity today. If you’re struggling to be thankful for what you
have, think for a moment and be thankful for what you’ve escaped. Honestly, it
doesn’t really matter if your glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that
you have a glass and that there’s something in it.
10. “I have too many flaws.”
Wrong. When you’re comfortable in your skin, even your flaws
look beautiful. And once you’ve embraced your flaws, no one
can use them against you.
11. “They don’t have what it takes either.”
We have enough critics. Be an encourager. One sincere word of encouragement
after failure is worth more than a day of praise after success. So start
cheering for the people around you. Not only will they feel empowered, but
also what goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re
cheering for will start cheering for you too.
12. “I don’t have time for anyone else.”
Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you,” “I apologize,” “I
appreciate you,” “I’m proud of you”… whatever you’re feeling. Send random
emails and texts, write a friendly note, embrace your truth and share
it. Create a smile today for someone else… and give plenty of hugs.
13. “My closest relationships can wait.”
One day you’ll wake up and want something warm and sheltering, something
you can turn to, regardless of what you do, regardless of who you have
ultimately become. And the only way to create this “something” is to
nurture the amazing people in your life.
14. “I can break my promise just this once.”
Be committed. Commitment means staying loyal and keeping your
promises, long after the time and mood you made the promises in has
left you. Doing so is vital to relationships and long-term success in
every imaginable walk of life.
15. “I refuse to forgive.”
Forgive the past. It’s over. Learn from it and let go. People and situations
are constantly growing and changing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected,
negative image of a person or time in the past. See your life now. Your
relationships and circumstances are always alive and changing.
Thank You Very Much
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be
and all that occurs in your life is the result of your
own making.” ― Stephen Richards