Good Morning guys!
I have the luxury of waking up to an empty nest. The kids stayed at their nanas last night. Other than some back pain. A good day so far.
So, the question on my mind today is “Are you afraid of doing something, anything, that would make it better for you?”
Everyday, I witness people given opportunities to become better people.
Offer of a new job.
Learning a new point of view.
possibility of working for yourself.
becoming a better parent.
Becoming a better spouse.
Unfortunately, a lot of those opportunities a not taken advantage of. We are afraid. That fear of the unknown kinda makes us like a deer in headlights. “SPLAT!”
But what are some ways to overcome that fear?
Learning about the situation in detail and the pluses and minuses in time will overcome that whole headlights feeling. Me for example. I needed a way to get my family out of our financial mess. Now I am hooked on finance and learning all the points of view as well as helping others where I can. :) What is your passion? Educate yourself on every aspect.
2. Positive thunking (I mispelled on purpose)
Thinking more optimistically and seeing everything as a hidden opportunity is a great way to overcome your doubts and shortcomings. Need help? Seek the assistance of a coach that can help open those new thoughts. The brain is a very powerful asset or a major blockade. Learn to break down those walls. My life coach was just books. Reading reading more audio and more reading. What is your coach?
Writing down your thoughts and goals is a very useful tool. Periodically I run numbers of our current goal. How long to save up for our home? And we are still on track for 2013. It is a motivator. What is your goal? Write it down. Write what you need to do in small easy to reach steps. Then give yourself time frames to reach those goals. When you structure and plan for your future any mishap is just a minor detour. Go through those orange cones then get back on your road. The goal is still the destination instead of just a dream.
WRITE IT DOWN….
Although this has worked for me personally. It might not work for you. If this doesn’t, seek out more ways to make your situations better. Never stop learning. The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing.
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What do you think?
Be smart, be frugal, be a better you.
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