The journey to success can be scary. There are many unknowns, and our fear supersedes our ambition. We hear about the success of others and secretly wish we had a similar story to tell and the secret of how to be successful. Sure, we imagine and dream ourselves into scenarios where we are doing what we love and are financially secure, but then reality hits and we are back working that 9-5 just to make ends meet.
So what keeps us from success? Is it our circumstances or the people around us? Truthfully, we are typically standing in our own way!
Here are three lies we tell ourselves that keep us from success:
Instead of acknowledging our strengths and what we contribute to the world, it's easier to convince ourselves that there is someone better equipped, trained, and capable. We discount ourselves before we even try, and we imagine there is a better fit.
Remember: You are unique. You offer value unlike...
I come from an extremely tight-knit family. Have you ever seen a show called Parenthood? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. And I love it! Growing up, we always had dinner together, went to each other’s activities, and celebrated every milestone with genuine support and encouragement. We still do, although dinner has turned into one night a week now that we are grown and out of the house.
Though always close, I grew up feeling different. Like as much as I wanted to fit into the family, I just didn’t — or so it seemed. When the women in my family wanted to shop and accessorize their outfits, I wanted to sit and have deep conversations. While my family members talked about the recent football or basketball stats of their favorite teams, I barely knew what team played what sport. While my parents and siblings laid out on the beach for each family vacation, I wanted to either learn more about the locals or travel somewhere different each year. I could go on...
Most of us allow our feelings to be determined by whatever circumstances we are experiencing. Whatever happens to us each day defines how we feel. This creates a roller coaster of emotions with very little control. However, when we realize the power we have over our thoughts, we are able to choose the kind of feelings we have and that impacts the actions we take that give us the kind of lives we want!
If you are experiencing joy, embrace it. But if you are stuck and at the mercy of your circumstances, know that only you have the power to change. Be a noticer and a manager of your thoughts and watch the feelings you experience and the actions you take begin to align with the life you want for yourself.
This episode covers the process of managing your thoughts and why it’s important!
What would your life look like if you focused less on what you were meant to “do” and cared more about creating the kind of person you want to be? This episode will give you tips on how to focus more on “being” instead of “doing.” Each and every day you have the power to create your future self! What are you doing now to become who you want to be tomorrow?
Here are four practical ways to get you started:
Acknowledge the POWER you have to choose the direction of your life.
Talk with people you admire who live lives more focused on “being” than “doing,” and ask them how they do it!
Write down everything about who you want to be.
“If you want to be something you’ve never been, you have to do something you’ve never done.”...