Here are three things we often say to ourselves that really don’t help us on life’s path at all. Needless to say, they’re all negative.
I Can’t Do That.
Have you tried it? Did you fail? Or has someone else just told you that you Cant Do That. You have to stop feeding yourself this negative information. And you have to stop listening to people who keep reinforcing it. There will never be a right time to do anything. You know, you may be saying to yourself just now I cant start a business because it’s too risky. Business is ALWAYS risky. I cant go on Tinder and get a date until I lose weight. Only a small minority of people stick to a diet and can keep the weight off. If you keep postponing living life to its fullest, you will end up with a long list of regrets later on when you are no longer physically able to pull them off. So tell yourself I CAN DO THAT. And give it a go.
I Don’t Have the Time
Well, one day you won’t. Because our time on this planet will be over. But in the meantime, which really means NOW, create the time. You can do this in one simple and obvious way. The first and most obvious one is get up a half hour earlier. That gives you an aggregate of 3 and a half hours extra in the week, or 14 hours in a month. That will at least get you started. After 6 months of this new discipline you would have 84 hrs gained, 10 full working days for your new project. If that doesn’t kick-start it then perhaps nothing will. And after all, what’s 6 months out of a lifetime?
It’s on my Bucket List
Ah! My least favourite concept in the world. A Bucket list. So you’ll do it before you kick the bucket. Before you die. I can never understand why people have a list of things they want to do before this particular deadline. DEADline indeed. For the obvious reason that nobody on earth knows when they are going to die. So where’s the sense in imposing a deadline based on no factual information? I’d say it’s almost insane. So start it now. And tick the things off steadily and methodically. And if you cant’ because you don’t have the time, go back and read this again.
Go on. Give it a go!