Every new obstacles can either become an excuse or a new goal.
When working towards a particular goal or result, there is a great possibility that you will come across an unexpected obstacle. This is a moment when people might ask themselves:
"Will I let this deter me?"
"Does this mean I should quit?" or
"How can I problem solve for this and keep going towards my original goal?"
That obstacles can easily become a reason/excuse to turn around and quit on your goal or it can simply become a new goal. You have the power to decide.
Each new day is bringing us a choice: to do the things we’ve always done (and if that works-keep doing more of that)… or to do something differently.
It’s not sufficient to make this choice one time and expect that now we will be a different person.
Change happens in cycles.
It’s necessary to keep reminding ourselves who we want to be and who we no longer want to be.
Who do I no longer want to be?
I heard this question being asked by Joe Dispenza on a podcast and used it as a journaling prompt this morning.
Hope you find it as powerful as I did.
If you don’t practice receiving, envisioning, and embodying what you most desire, a part of you will keep resisting it, and it will always be something you’re chasing.
Your body has to learn what it feels like to be more relaxed, alive, energized, confident, joyful, playful, creative…
Deliberate practice is a huge part of turning insights and knowledge into action.
The more you bring yourself to these states intentionally, the faster they will become habitual ways of being. Practice being the person you are called to be. Intentionally give rise to the experiences you want to welcome.
Don’t waste today’s opportunities by dwelling on yesterday’s regrets.
Today is the only time you can make a change.
Today you can start again and try something new.
Today you can face the things you’ve been avoiding.
Today you respond in new ways to the same old challenges.
Today you can take a new route and see where it will lead you. Your mind will want to take you down the familiar path of thinking the same unhelpful thoughts, feeling the same negative feelings, and doing the same things you did yesterday, but you don’t have to follow it.
Today can be a clean slate if you let it.