Easy to blame, isn’t it?
To point fingers, call names, get angry.
Even to feel like kicking someone.
After all, it’s obviously their fault- your boss’s, your husband’s,
your wife’s, the ex’s, your kids’, the government’s, the Universe…
Should you choose to get [really] honest, you’ll find yourself at the middle of whatever it is you’re facing.
As Teddy Roosevelt put it: “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
This is true for you, for me, for everyone.
Want different behaviors, outcomes, and results?
Turn to the only one who can create them for you- YOU.
Here’s a simple way to start:
Take a look in the mirror. Right now.
Seriously. Actually DO IT. I’ll wait for you…
Ok. See your reflection?
That person staring back at you is the toughest opponent you’ll ever face.
You’ve likely been kicking yourself for a l-o-n-g time because if it.
Advice? STOP it.
‘Kicking yourself’ achieves nothing but pain.
It’s time to internalize this:
Your life is what you’ve made it.
And all of your tomorrows will be what you make them.
Recognize that the person in your mirror is ALSO your greatest ally, your ultimate strength, your pathway to doing, having, and being different.
It’s your call.
Day by day. Choice by choice.
More kicking- or something [actually] productive?
Until next time,