Sometimes I don't remember what I've picked for the upcoming Monday Mantra, and then it will publish and I'll take a look and think.....wow, I really needed to hear that today!
Today's mantra really hit a nerve, given everything I've been thinking about lately.
My book is pretty much finished. There's still a bit of polishing to do.....but I'm standing in my own way. I am the reason it isn't with the people I hope will publish it yet. I don't have a full time job to blame any more. I am the reason. I am the one in my own way.
It's funny once all the old excuses you used to fall back on are gone and the only thing left that is obstructing your goals and what you want to do is you (and your fears), it's a huge wake up call.
But I've learned over the years that nine times out of ten it is just us that's standing in the way. Everyone and everything else is just a convenient excuse, a way to pass the buck. Well, that's how it was (and still is) for me anyway. The only person who can make your dreams come true is you.
So today, I'm getting out of my own way! I'm going to practice what I preach, dammit! :)
How about you? Are you standing in your own way too? How can you try and get out of your own way and start achieving the things your heart truly wants?
What is Monday Mantra?
I love inspirational quotes and about seven years ago, when I had no motivation, no direction and no idea how to make my life what I wanted it to be, I read something that changed my life. It was a small quote in a magazine, from the Australian marathon runner Pat Farmer. He said “if you really want to do something, in your heart of hearts, you will find a way. But if you don’t really want to do something, you will always find an excuse.”
It was so fantastic….and made so much sense. It became my mantra. It still is.
Now, through my various trawls through the internet, I see many things that catch my eye and fire me up, and I want to share these with you. So I put them all together and post one a week. Something that I think is worth sharing, something that I think is good to be reminded of. Something that might just be for you what that Pat Farmer quote was for me.