Personal Development and Success Journaling

Mindset: the springboard to your success

Mindset: the springboard to your success

  I guess we all know the one about learning from our mistakes (because, let’s face it, we make them). I’m thinking, if you’re reading this and are looking to lift your life game and find your ‘something more’, then learning from mistakes is something you already do.   If, though, you also reckon it’s a good idea to learn from other people’s mistakes to avoid yourself the hassle (not so easy), then this is a good post for you to read on.   When I decided I was going to make ‘a go’ of being a writer and having...

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I’m not selfish and neither are you

I’m not selfish and neither are you

I want doesn’t get.

 

Did anyone ever say that to you when you were little?

 

In the context of teaching children manners – to say ‘I’d like to,’ instead of ‘I want,’ – it’s perfectly valid and well-intentioned.

 

But phrases like this – I want doesn’t get – settle into our brains and they stick, the surrounding context floating away with time.

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Stop feeling guilty for wanting to be successful

Stop feeling guilty for wanting to be successful

Me: I was sure I’d do more than this…

My brain: Really? Why? What’s so special about you, hmm?

Me: It’s not like that. I just mean, I pictured things turning out differently.

My brain: <snorts> You and the rest of the world, pet. Stop being silly. You already have a home, a family, a job. What more do you want?

Me: <mortified> I know, I know, and I’m so grateful, believe me, but…

My brain: Oh, there’s always a ‘but’, isn’t there? You self-indulgent, greedy…

 

OK, I think it’s time to stop that conversation there.  😉

 

But let me just say this, 

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