Brendon Burchard said, “avoidance is the best short-term strategy to escape conflict, and the best long-term strategy to ensure suffering.” I agree. If you want to maximize your life and potential you have to accept your current reality and be open to changing it. In today’s episode, I am challenging you to let go of bad habits, toxic relationships, debt, and old ways of thinking that are not helping you to achieve your higher purpose and crush your biggest goals! If you are up for the challenge then keep on reading!
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
– Tony Robbins
Let’s Be Honest
Sometimes facing the truth is HARD! I mean, who wants to accept the fact that things aren’t going as planned and life is kicking you in the butt right now! Almost no one, right? And I totally get it. Some people think that by accepting the truth they will lose hope for the future or stop being positive and optimistic but that doesn’t have to happen. We can accept the truth and still have the energy and positive mindset to create a better future.
I had a season in my life where I struggled with this! I wanted to be present to my emotional pain but I didn’t want it to become a distraction or grow into an overwhelming or heavy negative feeling. It was difficult for me to admit to myself that my life was going down a completely different path than I had imagined. I was scared of what my future would look like, I felt alone, and at the time I didn’t know how to ask for help. Instead of facing my reality, I chose to only focus on the things that were working in my life. Things like my family and my business. Anything that inspired fear, uncertainty, and instability I ignored.
How do you think this worked out for me? Lol, not good at all!
Ignoring these issues almost caused me to miss out on some of the greatest most valuable lessons I’ve learned to date. When I decided it was time to face my reality head-on I began to take responsibility for my life and the situations that I felt were out of my control. When I addressed my woes I went from feeling stuck to becoming unstoppable. I went from being fearful to having a clear action plan. I went from being a victim to being the hero in my own story. It was crazy! I promise I’ll share these lessons in another episode!
If you are currently in this situation I want to remind you that one, you’re not alone and two there is a way out.
What Is Your Current Reality?
“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.” – Jack Welch
The only way to get through this is to work through it so before you continue reading I want you to think about your biggest goals and write down exactly where you’re starting from. Is your goal to hit 180 lbs and you’re currently 210 lbs? How much do you know about health and fitness? What do you know that you could be doing that you haven’t started doing? Write it down.
Accept The Ugly Truth
However, just because I can admit that this is where I’m starting from, this is my current ugly situation, this doesn’t mean that this is where my story ends. I am not my bad habits so I can change them! The same is true for you!
So let’s get real! What is your ugly truth? Are you an emotional shopper? Do you overeat for fun or when you have a bad day? Are you actually working towards your goals or are you self-sabotaging? Be honest with yourself.
After you’ve written down the complete truth of where you’re starting from ask yourself if you are ready to correct everything that you wrote down. So review each truth and put a checkmark beside the ones you’re ready to change.
“Acknowledging the truth give you the motivation to change it. Accepting the truth helps you to create a clear vision of where you want to go and how to get there.” – Tee Forever
Now It’s Time For Change
Here’s an example: Let’s say you have a business and you want it to become your fulltime source of income, but you continue to devote all of your time to other things and therefore don’t have enough clients or a steady funnel to create more income in your business. How will you reach your goal? You won’t. You have to decide that you’re done with not having enough money, living paycheque to paycheque and actually take action to change your situation.
When this happens your life will change!
Envision your dream life
The primary point of this exercise is to get you to think about the future version of yourself so that you can start becoming that person now.
who do you need to become?
Who do you need to become to write a best selling book?
Who do you need to become to have healthy relationships?
Who do you need to become to have $5,000 be the end of this year?
I hope this helps! Don’t forget to subscribe here so you never miss a post again! Have an awesome week, until next time, it’s your girl.