What’s your story?
What’s stopping you from achieving your goals?
The truth is a lot of us put up stories or justifications for not achieving what we set out to.
Because, well it’s easier to tell yourself a story to justify it in your own mind.
Like the mother who says I’m too busy to workout or I don’t have time..
Or the busy professional who says he doesn’t have time to cook or prepare any healthy food! But still finds time to watch the new season of Suits!
Or someone who holds on to the face that it’s their bad genetics and they are just destined to be obese.
We all make up these stories or excuses some times.
Even if it is unconsciously, it makes us feel better.
But the real change happens when we get honest with ourselves.
Honest about why we’re not doing the work.
Why we are making up excuses.
It might be someone else who tells you the truth that you’ve been trying to hide under.
Someone who is impartial and isn’t afraid to call you out and hold you to a higher standard.
Now I’ll be honest, I’ve probably heard these before and not recognised that they were just stories the client was telling me.
Since, I’ve gotten more experienced I can normally tell when someone needs to be held to a higher standard.
It’s not always easy as it can be the uncomfortable truth that they don’t want to hear but you know they need to hear.
If you don’t have a coach to tell it to you straight then you have to have enough awareness to be honest with yourself.
Then you can start to make the changes you really know you should make, and stop hiding behind a story you’ve told yourself.
So, ask yourself, is there an area where you know you could improve, but you’ve made justifications in your mind that’s keeping you stuck but comfortable?
Become aware of those areas and what you’ve been limiting yourself, then flip the script and change the story.
“I don’t have the genetics” becomes I haven’t been blessed with good genes but that doesn’t mean I can’t overcome that with some changes.
“I don’t have time” Is that absolutely true?
Go through each of the areas yourself, and come up with a more empowering mindset that serves you instead.
Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.