2018 is almost over. What have you been dreaming of accomplishing but still haven't managed to make it happen? What is the story in your head that is getting in your way? Does it sound something like this:
"I am not smart enough, pretty enough, educated enough, rich enough, focused enough, skinny enough?"
When you notice these stories don't worry; you are not alone. It is human nature to have self-doubt. When you notice these stories it's time for an old fashioned kick in the pants! How do you kick yourself in the pants?
Do something. Just do something. Set a goal and make a list. Remember the goofy phrase "How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time. Force yourself (a.k.a. the old fashioned kick in the pants) to do one thing on the list towards your goal. Reading the list may feel overwhelming but picking one thing off the list and doing it is the trick to kicking overwhelm to the curb.
Soon it will be 2019. Why does that matter? It may seem contrived to start new projects and set goals at the beginning of the new year. However, why not take advantage of the mental clean slate? Quit making excuses and do something today.
Tracey Ashcraft is a Licensed Professional Counselor & confidence coach. Over the past 15 years has helped hundreds of people live their best lives. Click here to work with her.