What Have You Got?
Is this the best week of your life?
If that statement feels a little full on for you then maybe you should ask yourself why you cannot create the best week of your life.
What’s holding you back? What are you waiting for?
I will be happy when …
How many times have you heard yourself or someone else say “I will be happy when … is … (here/done/over)”.
You can insert any number of things into that sentence, such as minor incidents like the weekend is over, the day is over, summer is here, the house is finished, etc.
Now I am not trying to be smart, but for some of us we are always waiting in limbo for the right time, for the planets to align, or for some sort of a sign.
Excuses dressed up
At the end of the day, all we are really creating is excuses for our lack of commitment and discipline.
If we keep waiting for the perfect time to change, to start exercising, to eat right, to pay off the credit card; but we continue to do what we have always been doing, then we will constantly be in limbo.
Life needs definable ambition if it is to change.
Doing the same thing with a different mind space is still the same thing unless we DO different.
Our way out
Make no mistake the mind is in charge. It is the control centre for all thoughts, interpretations, decisions and excuses.
It can make or break you. But what is your mind? Show me your thoughts, your feelings, show me what it is that stops you from being better, from doing better.
Your mind is hard to qualify.
Often we use the same wording again and again, even when we grow up and it usually goes like this: “It is not my fault”, “I can’t help the way I think”; it is always someone else’s problem.
You know the only solution to your problems is you. Fairyland ceased to exist the moment you woke up and realised that the Easter Bunny couldn’t possibly fit through the chimney – or was that Santa – hang on I don’t have a chimney. I have digressed.
Stop for one moment giving yourself an escape clause and start defining what it is you want.
Not all of us are the same
We all want different things.
What is someone’s gold is another’s bronze.
And that’s ok. Stop measuring yourself, whether it be by clothes, money, stuff, corporate achievement or against the work of others.
Not all of us want to run marathons, or jump out of aeroplanes, but we should all want to leave the world a better place than how we found it.
I say it all the time, you don’t have to let the last 20/30/40/50 years define the next 20/30/40/50 years.
There is a point when you have to stop blaming your parents for how life turned out; if they didn’t provide you with the skills you need, well you can.
Open a book. Turn a page. Enrol in a course. Most importantly, believe in YOU.
Congratulations to all of those who have quit the smokes recently. You can do it. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and soon the days will turn into weeks, then turn into months and you will be at a place you never thought you’d be. Discipline!
Have a great week, see you when you can be bothered 🙂