In attending the James Ray Harmonic Wealth Weekend recently, he used a term “good story” to remind us of the many ways we each hold ourselves back. It was a valuable reminder. How often do you say to yourself: “I’m too busy; I don’t have time; I’m waiting for the right time; I don’t have the money; I am too fat; It’s too hard” or any other story you tell yourself?
The point is we do this all the time and the result is the same, our good stories simply hold us back from whatever it is we want most. We all do ultimately what we want to do and are ready to do. If you don’t want it and aren’t ready, you won’t do it. If you are, nothing can stop you.
I’ve always been a busy person, but my health and fitness have become so important I no longer ignore them with excuses. I train twice a week with a trainer and by myself at least 4 other times. The result is I feel better, have more energy and like me more. When I want something that requires a stretch financially, I make a few changes to my spending, and then research how I can make it work. I always have gotten what I wanted so badly, or I’ve been willing to bear the debt my desire incurred (temporary only!) Think hard about your life, but I’m betting you’ve gotten the things you really wanted badly, because you made them happen. The things you haven’t, you didn’t want them badly enough. Stop making excuses and telling good stories.
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