Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do something. As much as we sabotage our own strides forward through procrastination. Other people will try to sabotage our advancements as well. Yesterday I made a conscious effort to soldier forward with my writing. And I don’t know if you have noticed but when you start making positive changes in one area. A whole range of doors start opening in a number of other directions.
I had written in my journal on Sunday that I would like to go to a gym. I have never set foot inside a gym and the thought of it was quite frightening. I don’t really know why. One of those many obstacles I had put in front of myself about why I could never been seen in a gym. Mostly because in my head everyone at a gym was drop dead gorgeous with a body to die for.
So I had written in my journal that I was going to go to a gym. The intention in itself was quite a monumental jump forward. But there I was putting it out there in to the Universe for my thoughts to gain momentum.
Then came the negative nellies. “When are you going to do that”, “It’s just another thing you are going to quit at”, “remember Zumba that didn’t last long”, “Oh and running, you stopped doing that.”
Right then and there…
…I could have just thrown the towel in. I could have said “you know, you’re right, there is no point starting, because I’m only going to quit.”
But then a little voice inside me said. “No, make this the thing that spurs you on.” “So what if you quit and then start again”, “so what if you try something else in a few months time”. “At least you are trying and at least you want to try.”
So with that, I got back on my Unicorn and I made it to the gym. It wasn’t half as scary as I thought it would be!
Today – I’m winning, I’m calling all the shots and feel good about it!
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, or you shouldn’t do something, or that there’s no point doing something. You are living your life, so you get to make the final call. You’re in charge, you’re top boss! You get to hire or fire, you get to take the steering wheel and you get to choose how you do EVERYTHING!!
If you want to do something and you are really excited about doing it, then that’s because you probably should be doing it. Don’t get deterred by negative Nellies and Nigels. They are probably wishing they had the courage to do something scary, but don’t have the bottle. Don’t let them shine their insecurities on you, just to make themselves feel better.
Go grab life and live it the way you were born to do. If it doesn’t go to plan. Try again, change direction or do a great big belly laugh and move on. If there is something that you would really love to do, if you are unsure how others might react, don’t worry about it. Just go for it. Try it anyway. You’ll never know if you never try.
If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by negative Nellies, please tell me about it in the comments below. Perhaps you conquered the naysayers. How did it make you feel when you proved them wrong and did the things you wanted to do.
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To Your Think Simple Life Success,