By: Melinda North
“ I wish I could do that.”
We see or hear about someone accomplishing something we dream of doing. In most cases, we say to ourselves “ I wish I could do that.” Then we start listing all the reasons why we CAN’T do what they did. Things like time, money, availability, lifestyle, confidence, limitations, etc. flow through your brain. Why do we say these things to ourselves?
Why do we say these things to ourselves?
Would we tell our children the same things? “No sweetheart, you can’t achieve your dream because we are too busy.” So why do we do it to ourselves? Let’s make a commitment to stop. There is someone out there who came from an “impossible” situation and accomplished your goal. They made it a priority and worked hard to achieve their dream and if they can do it- so can you!
We need to tell ourselves that if we really want it, we can do it! Then take a moment to think about why we are stopping ourselves from working towards what we want and how we can change that. In many cases, we don’t know where to begin or how to make it a priority.
Let’s start with where to begin. Regardless of the goal, it is important to identify the first steps to take and our biggest obstacles. For example, if time is an issue our first step is to figure out what we will give up to make the time. When we determine our roadblocks we have found our first step. The next part is to make it a priority. For a more comprehensive 8 step process to achieving a goal checkout this article.
Would we tell our children the same things?
I like to look a things as a task because I like getting things done- I like to mark tasks complete. If I turn my thoughts around to making healthy eating and working out (the combination that gets us to our health and wellness goals the fastest) something on my task list I know I will do it.
Keeping a positive mindset and not allowing everything to become an excuse is the route we all need to take a little more often. We need to identify roadblocks, make it a priority, and say-”we can do it too.”