Do you want answers? Would you like to discover the secret of success?
Get clear on what you really, really want!
Ask yourself: What is the most important thing to me? If everything else was stripped away, what is the one thing that I absolutely want?
Keep it SIMPLE and don’t overthink things:
If your car is empty (needing fuel) – do you spend hours pondering over what went wrong when it was younger to cause it to need petrol?
Do you decide to simply press on and not worry about filling it with petrol (my husband might tell you that I have on occasion done this – never run out of petrol but it came close!) – or do you simply fill the tank up at the next opportunity?
How often have you ignored the little red light that comes on warning you that you don’t have much fuel left in your own tank?
I love deep thinking – but I do think there is a time and place to keep things really simple – and simply put into your life what you need. Time and time again I hear people saying it’s their limiting beliefs that are holding them back. Now that you know your limiting paradigms have held you back, you can change them! By repeating them, you’re making the decision to hold yourself back rather than move forward!
If you are tired, sleep. If you are hungry, eat.
Sometimes we forget the basics and look for more complex answers, when we aren’t seeing the bright side of life because we are tired or hungry!
Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution, says “I have one piece of advice for you: sleep your way to the top.”She also adds: “I had dinner recently with a guy who bragged that he had only gotten four hours of sleep that night. I didn’t say it, but I thought to myself ‘If you had gotten five, this dinner would have been a lot more interesting”.
We get inspired when we exercise. Get the blood flowing round your brain so you can think more strategically and see the opportunities that life presents. If you want to get fit, then strap on your trainers and get outside! Or put your bathers on and head for the beach. I get inspired when I have my toes in the sand on Hillary’s dog beach, or when I’m swimming down at Waterman’s bay. If you’re lucky enough to be near ski slopes, then hit the slopes and enjoy the snow!
If you’re not feeling healthy, then go and see a naturopath or homeopath (at least see a qualified medical person who will look at your body as a whole) – and get an action plan to become more healthy.
If you’re not happy then decide what it would take to make you happy – and do it. (Clue- it’s an inside job). Engage a life coach who will assist you in getting clear and setting your goals. When you set the right goals, you have the motivation to achieve them.
If you’re frustrated by those around you, make a decision to either change your attitude towards them or move away.
If you’re feeling lonely – then start with getting connected to yourself and your maker in a positive way – then go and make a difference to others. Ask a friend where you can volunteer to make a difference in other’s lives – it often changes the perspective on your own.
Ask the Right Questions!
When is now a good time to make a decision to live the life you really desire?
You can either spend hours upon hours trying to find the causes of problems in your life, or you can ask the questions that will empower you and find the right answers. Spend a bit of time deciding what a great solution would look like.
By focusing on what you want, not what you don’t want, you will get exactly that. As Napoleon Hill tells us in Think and Grow Rich:
“Whatever idea is held in the mind, whether feared or revered, will clothe itself in the nearest physical equivalent”.
Make a Decision!
Decide what you want, and take the actions that you need to take to get it. Don’t wait for someone else to change, or to do it for you – you’re the only one you can control – you’re the only one that can take the actions you need to take. However, you don’t have to do this alone. Having strategic conversations with an expert, who dares to ask the tough questions, ensures you get to the right decisions quicker and more effectively.
Strategic Conversations – Daring to ask the Tough Questions.