I think for a lot of people, especially anxiety sufferers, all we want is to have control of our futures. If we just knew how things were going to pan out, we could decide right there and then if it was worth trying. But the truth is, unless you have the gift of predicting the future, we have to trust in our decisions and hope for the best.
1. You’re not doing anything by sitting on the couch.
Need I say more? It’s true. Your not making your life better by sitting there on the couch watch yet another reality TV show. You have to do. You have to create it. I can only image that by reading this you are thinking up reasons why you can't. Yep, I can too. Watch this! “I can’t earn money because I’m stuck in my job and there’s no way to move up.” “I can’t get skinner because exercise doesn’t work for me.” “I can’t get that new job because I don’t have the right qualifications.” See, I told you I can do it too. Alright already. Enough is enough. How about try getting off the couch and doing something. I don’t care if it is going for a walk or scrolling through jobs. Just do something!
2. You’re wrong. I can predict the future.
Well, if you have that gift, then I guess this blog post is not right for you. For all the other millions of readers, the future is going to happen whether you like it or not. You are the only person who is going to create the life you want. Don’t let others tell you how to live your life as if they know better. They don’t. Yes, a decision you make might not work out. Yes, you might fall flat on your face. It is okay. I say it time and time again, you always win no matter what because you will learn something from your experience.
3. Yeah, but….
Seriously?! If I hear another person start off with, “yeah, but…” I’m going to loose it. You want me to be straight up with you? All you are doing is creating excuses. Yep, I said it. It’s not what you want to hear but I’m not doing my job unless I challenge you. You decide. Do you want to pick the path of ‘yeah buts’ or do you want to pick the path of uncertainty? The choice is yours.
My take away…
You are not doing anything by sitting on the couch. You cannot predict the future and the truth is you might fall. It’s okay. You will learn something from your experience regardless. Stop with the excuses. The best way to predict the future is to create it. START NOW!
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