Not one of us on this planet is able to easily achieve all we ever dreamed of without hard work, failure, missed goals, self-doubt, and most importantly, the support of someone we trust.
I have met many people in life who have said things like "Failure is not an option." You know what? They're right. It's not an option, it's a built-in feature of life. It will happen.
We're coming up to Christmas and all the business that brings. We start to put off plans and thoughts for the New Year. Why? Because a New Year being a New Start! Except it doesn't.
Fear will destroy everything you ever worked for. It will stop you not just achieving your goals, but can stop you even trying.
If you focus on simply fixing the problem you are discounting any other potential paths you can take. Keep your eye on the goal and find solutions, use your energy to get to your destination.
Mental toughness is a learned process in which an individual learns to overcome adversity, stand up against the opposition, and the build the belief they can rise to the challenge of achieving their goals.
We started this week's series with a Twitter quote, and we will also end the week with one. Daily Intention: I believe that today I will progress towards all that I am wanting. This quote is meant to be inspirational, but what does it actually offer by way of substance? Nothing. What it is missing is a second half which would look like this: Daily Intention: I believe that today I will progress towards all that I am wanting, because I am going to [insert your activity here], and I recognise that what I want to achieve may change.
You may feel that you don't have the time, money, influence, or some other thing to make a difference in your life but this isn't true. The reality is that every moment of every day we make decisions that impact our future, and often we let those moments drift away and they become our past. Take one of those moments, be bold, decide something different and take a first step into a new future.
In order to not be a creation of your past you would have to be living in a world without cause and effect, and without consequences. You cannot let the past go because it is a part of you. It is the series of events that have brought you to this place. The good news is that you can make choices on what you would like the future to look like, and although your past created who you are today, today you are creating a future past which will create who you are in the future.
I once had a boss who would use the phrase "Hope is not a plan" (this is the same person who would also say "Perception is reality" so there's your point of reference). My boss was wrong, hope is a plan (and perception is not reality). OK, it's not the whole plan, but any plan … Continue reading Hope Is A Plan