So many questions and so little time to learn all the answers.
A common problem for those who seek that which can’t be found, except for those who already know where the answer already is.
I was talking to a young lady yesterday who has the desire to change, but like many she lacks the overall motivation to do it. I noticed a common pattern in what she was asking for, and this got me thinking.
It would seem people always ask and want to be told what to do.
We like being guided, but at the same time we are then able to push the responsibility on to another person, that way if we don’t achieve our goals it’s not our fault. Perhaps it helps by allowing us to think “It’s ok if I fail, it’s not my fault I was only doing what I was told, I didn’t know any better.”…… utterly preposterous twaddle speak says I.
It’s all very well being told what to do, but if we don’t have the drive to continue and push ourselves then what is the point?
I spoke about accountability once before. I stand by my views on that subject, because we have to accept that we are the only ones really in control of what we do or don’t do, what we choose to accept or reject, what we hold on to or what we let go.
This may seem harsh and insensitive, but it’s the simple truth, we can be free of our problems of let them chain us down, it’s our choice.
I have faith in anyone who starts going to the gym or training towards a goal, but, the question is do you have faith in yourself?
If you want to achieve something, go and do it. Don’t get caught up in excuses. Why not try using the advice below to help you alter your mindset and your perception?
– Instead of saying why, Say How?
– Instead of thinking “I can’t…” say “This is how I can…”
– Instead of focusing on the behaviour that hasn’t worked, think about what behaviour will work.
– Instead of giving up on what you’ve not got, realised everything that you have achieved and how much you want your end goal.
Self improvement is not something that happens overnight, nor is it something that ever stops happening. We grown each day, and should always strive to be the best we can be, and it doesn’t matter if your best is different from someone else’s best as long as you give it your all.
Stand up, smile, be proud and never stop wanting more.