Here are 3 ways to have a great week . . .
Set yourself up to move forward and be happier …
- Stop looking for the quick and easy way. There is a quote with several variations to it, but it tends to be most commonly attributed to Thomas Jefferson and it goes, “The harder I work, the luckier I get". Although we would all like to wave a magic wand to have all of our dreams come true, life does not work that way. The rare person has success fall into their lap, the rest of us need to put in the sweat equity before we achieve greatness. Consistent time, energy, and even at times money, spent in the right place are bound to create something wonderful.
- Trust yourself. People always think they know what’s best for you, however, if you’re looking for ways to be successful in life, you’re not going to find it in the people around you. Your parents, friends, and partners do not need to approve of what you are doing, hence you do not need to look to them or anyone else for validation. If you are living the life you want, then you are on the right path, if not, then maybe you need to make changes. But either way, You do You! Don’t let outsiders cloud your thinking. Trust in yourself. Sure you may stumble, you may even fall, but you'll learn and be confidently on your way in no time.
- Move out of your way. Are you wandering around thinking that you lack expertise, time, or money? These are just a few roadblocks. And what do these roadblocks, your bad days, and perceived failures have in common? They are thoughts that you have created to stop you from getting to where you want to be. If you want something badly enough, you can remove all of these just by looking at things differently.
Don't have expertise? Take a class or find a mentor or an apprenticeship.
Don't have time? You could do a time study to find out how you are spending your time. You may be surprised to realize how much time you spend on things that are not as important. You could also ask yourself, are you trying to avoid having time to do what you need to do? If so, why? Fear of what could be should not stand in your way, when what can be, is what you want to be.
Is money an issue? Look around for ways to do things less expensively. Maybe you can do things on your own instead of hiring someone to do it. Maybe you can seek out guidance from a free service. Maybe you can pick up a side hustle or do a second job, or a third. Need to go to school? Go to a less expensive school, and transfer later if you want to.
Have you had a bad day or think you failed at something? Re-evaluate what occurred. What made the day bad? Why do you think you failed? Be open to the possibility that you could just be looking at the situation from a place of negativity. If you did cause it, or something happened to cause it, then chalk it up as experience and learn from it. The next time things may just be a bit better.
REMEMBER . . . YOU GOT THIS!