Welcome to Day 16 of the 50 Day Change Challenge and it’s time to come to terms with the word SACRIFICE!
Have you ever heard of the saying “You have to give up to get up”? Well it’s kind of true in a sense. You see there’s no growth or success without sacrifice.
To be the change that you want to see, there has to be sacrifice. To get to where you desire to go can only happen if you give up the things that keep you stuck, stunted and limited.
There’s another part of sacrifice that is equally hard and that’s when you have to give up the things that are not necessarily harmful to you but are just not going to propel you into the next level of greatness that you were born for.
It’s day 15 already. WELL DONE! You’re nearly a third of the way to instilling some new mindsets, habits and behaviours and kicking some old and unwanted ones.
There’s one topic that I have to touch on if we’re going to talk about growth, change and success. It’s a word that should by now be our friend but we often see it as our foe and that’s the word FAILURE.
I once heard a mentor of mine say “If you have a big pot of success, the first ingredient to go in needs to be failure”. Wow, what a great visual. This further helped me to understand that whatever new or on going project or life change we’re undertaking, amidst the success of our financial forecast, the fool proof business plan and our justifications of why success is the only outcome, we must factor in room to fail.
Why? Because with failure we:
I’m beginning to believe that it’s human nature to get bored.
I listen to my children when they have a few minutes downtime and I can bet my bottom dollar that the word boredom will come up in the conversation somewhere.
Let’s face it, with our busy lifestyles we’re just used to packing an activity into every single waking minute. With today’s fast pace lifestyle attention span on any particular activity is limited.
As a Global society we’ve grown more and more adverse to long term programs that reap sustainable benefits, we now want it quick fried and microwaved.
This is why Continue reading
I grew up in the UK and I remember my childhood being plagued with the false notion of perfectionism. Be it perfect speech a.k.a The Queens English or the emaciated human temple of the models of that time, which were seen as perfect. No matter the medium, we were always being sent the message of perfectionism.
I believe this is one of the most damaging ills. Continue reading
Well I’m in Cuba on day 11 and my experiences so far have inspired me to write today’s post.
Limitations are formed out of our negative thoughts, actions and beliefs, resulting in a posture of self defeat and lack.
Limiting beliefs help to inform our speech and actions so we spout negative declarations such as “It can’t be done” or behave in a way that disqualifies us from ever reaching the finish line. Continue reading
It’s day 9 and with the kind of day I’ve had, I just had to write about the importance of perseverance.
I woke up early this morning and have spent the entire day traveling.
There have been many set backs and frustrating moments, flight delays, next to no internet connections and to top it all off, a more than reasonable dose of poor customer service. Continue reading
It’s day 10 of the Change Challenge and I’m talking about the `Fear Factor’. I once heard an acronym for the word FEAR that I just think sums it up in a nutshell. False Evidence Appearing Real! Wow, what an accurate analogy of this word. I’ve often asked myself how can this tiny four letter word hold so much power?
I make no bones when I say that as a woman of faith, I have found no other way to address this crippling entity except through prayer and other more spiritual means. Whatever your beliefs or methods of dealing with fear, I’m sure you’ve experienced fear and you’ll agree that this potent emotion has caused you to stagnate in some area of your life at some time.
Why is fear so crippling? Continue reading