Why is it so hard to make the changes I desire? Why am I not the "ideal person" I dream of?
It's hard to face the truth! What is stopping you from being the person you want to be? Why is is hard to make these changes? Is it because you don't have time? Money? Energy? It's just too hard? Not sure where to start? Take 10 minutes and really think about what has to change to be that ideal person you see in the future!
Got your list? Great! Now it's time to really get to work on it.
Step 2 of today's challenge is to tell yourself that your reasons for not being your ideal self are in fact- excuses! Take each item on your list and dig a little deeper. In Marie Forleo's book "Everything is Figureoutable" she suggests crossing out each excuse, and writing "BS" (I'll let you figure that out) next to it. I try to avoid negative language, so I simply choose a different colored pen. Whichever you choose, write the real reason behind your excuse. It may look something like this:
I don't have time!- I prefer to spend my free time watching TV.
I'm too tired at the end of the day to work on anything-- I stay up too late every night scrolling social media.
The class at the gym is too hard for me! -I think I will look foolish infront of others.
Did you see a theme in your excuses? Did a lot of your answers start with "I don't want to"? Take one last step and rewrite your answer to start with "I choose". I choose to watch TV at night. I choose to scroll on social media. I choose the couch over feeling foolish.
Huh, it seems you are CHOOSING to live your life in your unfilled dream state. Maybe it's time to start making different choices!
If you are struggling with this one, let me help you! Contact me and I will help you through this exercise!