We believe in our future selves too much sometimes, and it creates a recipe for disaster and disappointment. Don't let the hope and dream of our ideal future self justify giving less than our best today.
... And here we are on the edge of 2018, looking towards the beginning of 2019.
But before we call it a year, ask yourself the question - how do I want to finish?
Because the game is not over yet!
We are conditioned from our early years to follow rules. And there is a time and place for that.
However I'm realizing that some rules must be challenged and broken if we are ever truly going to move forward and become who we want to become.
Are you ready to break some rules?
What is it that you are waiting for before taking action? What is that definition of perfection that's become a prerequisite for starting what you want to do? And will perfection ever come to pass?
Don't let your wish for the perfect prevent you from taking action and getting on your path to success!
Sometimes we need to break away from the routines and our 'normal' processes.
Sometimes we need to escape to new places and locations to find inspiration and rev up our mind to new perspectives, insights and opportunities for massive growth.
Sometimes we need to get away and think bigger.
Throughout our lives we are all going to be knocked down.
It will always be easier to stay on the sideline. It takes courage, resilience, strong desire and an internal fire to step over that line and return to the field.
Getting knocked down is part of life - it's part of the game - and when we get knocked down there is only one voice in our head that we should listen to.
It's the one that's telling us to "Get Back in the Game!"
We all have big dreams and aspirations to do great things.
And yet, how often do we convince ourselves that "today" is just not the right day to take action? Someday, but not today.
How does putting these things off serve us? And what if someday never comes?
How many of us have risen out of someone's shadow in our lives or careers?
A parent, boss, mentor, teacher, or coach...
They prepared us to step out of their shadow and take the lead in our own life.
Take a moment a think of who those people are in your life...
Now, ask yourself "who is standing in MY shadow right now?"