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There are many causes of procrastination, some of which are:
Fear of failure
Poor time management
Lack of direction
Low self confidence
Lack of knowledge
Disconnection from self & others
What do you do when you want to create better habits to guide you in a positive, future focused direction?
Understanding the language you use and how procrastination shows up for you are a good place to start.
Getting someone to walk alongside you as you narrate a more beautiful story is another great starting point.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
I came across this zigzag trail of beautifully hand painted stones on my walk earlier today. It depicted the path I’ve travelled on for the last few years. When I decided to throw myself into being an explorer whole-heartedly, I didn’t realise how many zigzags I’d face!
There were times when I faced so many obstacles that all I wanted to do was to hibernate like my favourite creatures, the hedgehogs. But that wasn’t an option. I had stepped beyond the point of no return and there was no looking back. And I soon learned that the more challenges I took on, the easier the decision to take more challenges became. It was as if I was building a new muscle I didn’t know I had!
Every time I faced another puzzle on my zigzag trail and decided to tackle it like my life depended on it, I found a hidden strength or a forgotten resource I hadn’t thought of before. Very often, a new mentor appeared on my path; literally from nowhere!
I persevered until I found my new path. My current reality. A reality that’s aligned with who I am, what I stand for and what I won’t tolerate. A reality that’s congruent to my core values.
And I found myself being the mentor for a younger version of me today. Someone who described what he was experiencing, and he took me back a few years. He showed vulnerability in sharing his story and found someone who’d been there. Exactly what I did back when I became an explorer. Who knows who this young man will inspire and mentor a few years down the line?
When the call to adventure comes, you have two options:
💥You either choose courage and follow that call. When you do, you will connect with who you really are and what you stand for. You will sense a kind of ease and freedom in living your everyday life. You will become a better version of yourself and become more attractive inside and out.
💥Or you choose comfort and conformity and numb the pain by finding distractions in the form of work, food, alcohol and material possessions. You can be sure that you’re doing exactly as others want you to, and that you’re pleasing everyone else, but yourself.
If you choose courage, be warned! The path to finding fulfilment is not a straight one!
Finding this path isn’t for the faint hearted! Only enter if you’re willing to:
If you’re wondering about the process, reach out and I’ll explain.
Love and strong coffee
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney
Love and strong coffee
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” Meister Eckhart
I shared this post on our Mind Superheroes facebook page yesterday.
I was delighted to receive quite a few private messages. A few friends and associates texted to say how the post inspired them to start new projects!
It was the first proper day back to work for me yesterday. I had a few scheduled calls with clients and my business community.
In every conversation, I sensed ‘HOPE’ for a new beginning. The new year does that to us. We get a new lease of life! We get a chance to start over and become WHO WE WANT TO BE.
Although it was the first day of homeschooling for children in England. There was intent in making this year a brilliant one by their parents. I love the community I’m a part of. No matter how tough times get, we still remain optimistic. We look for what we have and what is in our power to do to thrive. We support and champion each other.
This is the beauty of surrounding ourselves with people who inspire us, not those who drain us.
It’s been tough for most of us to have had some of our liberties removed by the events of the recent months. But our freedom will never be stripped away from us without our consent. We
As always, investing in our physical and emotional well-being is key to keeping a positive mental health. Whatever that looks for you.
You’d be surprised at the magic that’ll unfold at the end of the year.
What are your plans for the upcoming year? It is your birthright to create a life of your choosing.
Reach out if you’re feeling a little wobbly and need listening ears.
Love and strong coffee