How many times have you said to yourself:
- I would really like a promotion, BUT my boss is going to say ‘No’?
- I would like to change careers, BUT I am too old, or I can’t be bothered?
- I would like to start my own business, BUT I don’t have the time or the money, and it might just not work out?
- I would like to become a ____________, BUT my (friends, family, coworkers, spouse, kids) keep asking if I am crazy?”
How many of those questions resonate with you? These ‘BUTs’ are your fears that tell you that you don’t have the time, the money, the education, the nerve, or the skills to become who you should be. These ‘BUTs’ tell you to stay in your comfort zone, and not venture into the unknown, but if you continue to give in to these ‘BUTs’, a year from now you will still be wishing you had started today. (Karen Lamb)
Get rid of the ‘BUTs’ in your life and:
B – Become the person you were destined to be. Stop playing small.
U – Understand that obstacles are opportunities in disguise. Embrace them.
T – Try and try again. Don’t ever quit. Remember the little engine that said it could.
S – Stop engaging in negative self-talk. If you consistently have these conversations with yourself and allow the ‘buts’ to get in your way, you will never become who you were meant to be.
Today, ask yourself, “What if I moved forward in spite of these ‘BUTs’? What if I take a chance?” You may be pleasantly surprised. Emerson said, “Beware what you set your heart upon for it surely shall be yours”. Set your heart on that dream, and see what happens to your life!