I’ve been a fan of Kate Bush for more years than I care to remember. One of my favourite tracks is “Sat In Your Lap”. One particular lyric has, sadly, always rung true for me.
I want to be a lawyer.
I want to be a scholar.
But I really can't be bothered.
Ooh, just gimme it quick, gimme it, gimme gimme gimme gimme!
Is it really possible to change your life? Of course it is. Richard Bandler asks, “Who is driving your bus?” So who is making the decisions in your life? Think about it, maybe it’s time for you to take charge. I see too many people who are very clear about what they don’t want in their life. They maybe hate their job, or are in a failing relationship that they can’t change or let go of, or any one of a million other things. Maybe they have gotten used to letting other people make decisions for them. Its easier to blame someone else if things don't work out.
But often they have no idea of what it is they actually want.
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Did you know that the Spanish have two different words for “To be”? Why would you need two separate words to simply say, “I am”?
The first word is Ser, which an attribute, while Estar describes a state. So what’s the difference?
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One of my great passions is helping people to achieve success and reach their true potential, after all life is too short to not define and reach your smart goals. But saying is very much easier than doing.
I know a lot of people who seem to have tried everything, but are still not able to make the breakthrough. It may be fear of failure or even fear of success, maybe they feel overwhelmed.
Sorry if all I am writing about at the moment is the Olympics, but I am really hooked. Team GB are doing an amazing job! These athletes have all worked hard to develop, what must be, a level of raw talent. Makes me wonder what makes the difference between a 'recreational' athlete and a 'world class' athlete. Is it about getting the best coaches, or is there more to it than that? I find the British cycling team a fantastic example of the difference that preparation can make. They look at every aspect of performance and focus on marginal gains. The theory is, if you can achieve small improvements in different aspects, then these can make the difference between winning and losing. In a sport where less than a second matters these marginal gains make the difference. So they look at what the athletes eat, how and when they train, how long they sleep. They look at the bikes and the technical equipment, always looking for that 1% improvement in performance. And they also focus on mental preparation. that really is critical.
How do you keep going when your body is screaming at you to stop?
How do you keep going when your brain is telling you it is hopeless you are not good enough?
How do you keep going when you really just want to stay at home and watch telly, or go down to the pub with your mates?
For me that's the critical aspect of achieving your goals - keeping going. I may never get an Olympic Gold, but I will keep going and following my dreams.
Fortunately there are a few things you can do to help tame your unruly subconscious mind when it starts throwing limiting beliefs at you. Perhaps the most powerful are available by using nlp techniques. These tools and techniques really can help you to bypass the critical conscious mind, remove the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and help you achieve your true potential.
It’s such a joy to watch the Olympics and to see all the athletes, men and women, at the peak of their sport. A few will achieve Gold, but the truth is that all of them are winners in getting here. Every one of them is someone’s daughter, or son, brother or sister and every one of them has worked long and hard to get there.
Congratulations to you all!
One thing they all have in common is that they have set a goal and worked hard to achieve it.
While not many of us will be able to compete at the Olympics, we are all capable of becoming the very best version of ourselves we can be. It really is easy - all you need to do is set goals and work hard to accomplish them.
Ok, you’re right it’s a bit more complicated than that, but the truth is that we are all capable of achieving outstanding results if we are prepared to work at it.
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Good luck, and keep enjoying the Olympics.
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Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Audrey Finch and I am an author and a passionate believer in holistic health and wellbeing.