Have you ever been on hold for some type of phone support, and over and over again, have thoughts of things you could have done while sitting there -- waiting? Sure you have right? We have all been there!
How much time and energy do we waste waiting?
Are you waiting for a spouse to come along, waiting on the motivation to get your home organized, waiting on a great job to fall into your lap, waiting on winning the lottery to plan your retirement?
Stop waiting on your life! The only difference between you and the people who are getting what they want, is that they kept moving and you didn’t. Here are some ideas to help get you started again.
1. Focus on the who, not the what
If you and that you’ve been stuck in a goal for a while, try restarting it in “who am I” terms instead of “what I want” terms.
For example, instead of saying “I want to lose 30 lbs.”, say “I am someone who takes care of herself by keeping my weight around XXX which is a healthy range
for my height and age.”
Be as specific as possible. Notice that “I want to be someone who helps
others'' could mean anything from a clerk in the grocery store to a heart surgeon. Focus on who you want to be. Then ask yourself what actions would fit with your desire “to be'' instead of “get”.
2. Analyze it
Did you know that a full 80% of your problems come from 20% of your life? It’s true!
Determine what that 20% is that’s affecting so much of your life, and start working to make it happier, more efficient, more satisfying.
3. Assign Value
A big mistake I see in my coaching clients is not assigning a true value to your time, to your energy, to your money, and to the “real estate” (space) of your home or office.
Realize that for each thing you say yes too, such as a pair of shoes or watching a movie, you have said no to something else. Always ask yourself - is this valuable enough to me to crowd my life with, or even to bump something else from my closet, my schedule, my money?
If you are ready to deep-dive into changing your life and making it one of true LIVING vs just surviving, it's time to book your consultation (click here). It's a free 30 minute chat to see if us working together can help you achieve your goals.