If Nothing Changes, then Nothing Changes
On the surface, it sounds like something Yogi Berra would say.
But let's go deeper, shall we?
I post a lot of deep, probing questions and I get tons of responses.
Recently, I asked what the big, bold change was people wanted for 2021 and how they were going to achieve it.
I'm not exaggerating when I say 80+% didn't answer the second part of the question.
So, my being the curious smart-ass I am, decided to find out why.
I went back to the people who said things like:
I want to lose 30 pounds.
I want to change careers.
I want to get my online business off the ground.
I want to buy a house.
I want to meet someone special.
i want to save money for the future.
And I asked them:
"What's your plan for achieving this?"
Here is a sampling of the answers:
I have to talk to my spouse about it.
I don't have the money right now.
It's not the right time yet.
My situation is different from everyone else's
I'm not sure.
I have no idea.
And then there's my personal favorite.
No answer at all. I just get ghosted.
I'm going to make a big, bold statement that's going to piss some people off.
These are EXCUSES.
If you want something badly enough, NOTHING will stand in your way.
Not even the ugly, scary inner work you have to do to get where you say you want to be.
Like getting brutally honest about how you got to this point in your life.
Like breaking down the stories and lies you tell yourself.
Like figuring out how it all started.
Nobody wants to do that. But ya gotta.
Trust me when I tell you this:
On the other side of all that work is release, freedom, and endless opportunity.
One of my favorite quotes (I have a lot...)
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
So, how are you going to achieve your goals for the future?
Sending you all so much love.