I’m not talking about whether it’s Topshop or Balmain I’m talking about the labels you give yourself, I’m a procrastinator, I’m unorganized, I’m not confident.
Ask yourself this, are you’re self labels allowing you to get away with things? So “I haven’t done that job on my to do list” and although it doesn’t feel great, but you know what “I’m a procrastinator” so that’s why I didn’t get it done. Stop letting yourself of the hook, you’re doing yourself no favours and you will continue in the same cycle.
If you are going to label yourself, start now today by saying the opposite, so for example replace procrastinator with “I am proactive” say it over and over again, and keep telling yourself that. Repetition is key even if you feel resistance push through it, you will soon feel the change internally; it will shift your perspective to a proactive approach.
Self-talk is powerful beyond belief; feed yourself something positive, that will nurture you and move your forward not let you off the hook.
Have a great day
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I was in the park the other day with my mate and her little poppet and I was watching this group of kids on the round about. There was one girl, no more than six and I was just mesmerized by her lack of fear. She was flying around this thing, then she started climbing all over it whilst five other kids where pushing it as fast as possible. She had that concentration tongue, you know when it sticks out she was totally focused and determined.
Then she starts hanging off the edge, head first absolutely loving it, not one bit concerned that her mini Barbour jacket was getting all sorts of crap all over it. She then jumps off, runs over to the slide, climbs the stairs and runs down the slide really fast. At this point I’m doing my nervous twitch that I do when I think kids are gonna fall flat on their face and really hurt themselves. I think she had rubber soles on too, which made it worse as they were occasionally sticking to the slide.
It got me thinking, for many people when we were young and we were trying new things we had no fear, we just wanted to discover. If you wanted to know about something you’d ask, if you wanted to do something new you’d totally get involved and try it out. If you had an opinion on something, there was no softening the blow it was just said how you saw it. It’s how we learn and grow.
As we get older we don’t always ask the questions in fear of looking silly, we don’t always chase our dreams and ambitions incase of failure. Sometimes we even ignore the most amazing gift ever, our gut feeling, even when it’s bouncing with excitement and adrenalin telling us to go for it and to do what we really want to do, because deep down we know it’s what we’re meant to be doing. Instead it’s easier to stick with the “safe” and sometimes negative voice that sits on our shoulder and we don’t move forward and achieve what deep down we know we can achieve.
If there’s something that you really want to do, a goal you want to achieve, what would a little you do?
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If you’ve had something on your To Do List for one week or more, DELETE IT off your list, go on do it. You will feel a lot better about it not being there every morning when you look at it and it will save you the time of shifting it to the next day, then the next day, then the next day in your diary whilst also feeling rubbish that you still haven’t done it.
I mean, if it is that important to you, you would have done it already right?
So if this little note has made you think s^*$ I really do need to do that, think about why it is you’re putting it off. Then break the task down into small achievable goals with a date and a time to complete them, starting with the biggest and most challenging first.
If you need help, ask the right person, if you need more time, get up early tomorrow. Whatever works for you than commit to it and do it.
And just keep remembering how good you’re gonna feel when you’ve done it and it’s off your To Do List for good.
Happy spring cleaning!
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