My Life, My Words
I love my brain for so many reasons, and it's as fully functional as it's going to be - after 50 I suppose I'm more on the downward slope for remembering recent 'events', like what I had for dinner last night, but challenge me to a scrabble game and I'll give you a run for your money (figuratively not literally).
Yet despite all these years of wisdom, there are still moments when self-sabotaging chatter shows up and tries to ruin my day or even my life...
I have learned that these are merely excuses that try to keep me from stepping fulling into my life. Perhaps some of these sound like a familiar conversation you're mind has engaged you in...
1) Others can do it better than me.
Actually - there is NO truth in that statement at all. The truth is that we all have the same chance of being successful at whatever we do - the KEY is starting to do it, and keep on doing it...
2) I need someone or something.
This is like reliance on quicksand to get you to the other side. There is only one person that you will ever 'need' and that's YOU; there is only one thing you will ever 'need' and that's YOU to COMMIT TO TAKE ACTION TOWARD YOUR GOAL.
3) It's not fair.
Actually - this is a true statement. Life is not fair, but in life we usually get what we deserve. Temper tantrums are irritating when young children do them, and they are unacceptable in anyone over the age of two. Get this message through your head - Life is not fair - but you will get what you deserve.
4) Why bother? I probably won't succeed...
Maybe, and if you don't try, I guarantee you won't succeed. But what if you try and you do succeed. Failure is not permanent unless you give up. Sometimes after you try, and fail, something even better shows up! This has happened to me frequently and I am convinced that just by stepping into living my life, it is filled with magic!
5) You're too old... It's too late...
NEVER!! My 'will do' list is still a long one, and I absolutely refuse to allow this kind of thinking to show up for me. We're all getting older, and when you get here, you start to appreciate how quickly time flies and that it is precious... It's never too late and I'm not too old...