•You’re not where you are in life because of circumstances - you’re where you are because of how you responded to those circumstances. ~ •So winning in life doesn’t mean the hard times don’t come - in fact it’s quite the opposite! It’s the fact that you may not have a clear vision for your life and so you’ll give this a “try” and that “a go” because you don’t have a clue of what you really want. If you did you wouldn’t be struggling with unfulfilment and emptiness. •When I ended up at rock bottom with a failed life, I realised it was not my circumstances that got me there it was my choices, my decisions. I got to the point that my marriage ended, a huge mortgage on our family home that we couldn’t sell. I had very little furniture, no car, poor health, I was broken and distressed. •But at the time I realised my victim mentality and my desire to avoid pain actually played a big part in where I ended up.
So I changed it. I got up each day. I journalled every morning, I educated myself on new thinking patterns, I got counselling and I got a mentor. I surrounded myself with people who had their crap together. I gave myself time to heal and to get a clear vision. Then I started working towards that vision. •I put myself through discomfort everyday to train myself to have different self talk and to take different actions. I was very conscious of habits to honour myself and create an environment that was conducive to my personal growth and also for my teenagers. •Was it hard? Yes! Is it still hard? Yes! You know why though? I keep pushing to keep myself growing!
Some of our decisions are very subtle and don’t seem to make much difference. But don’t kid yourself. It’s the smallest daily decisions and actions compounded that cause our greatest successes or greatest failures. •You don’t have the luxury of excusing yourself. It maybe ok today, this year or 5 years from now but if you keep going and walking over the small things eventually you will pay for it - it might cost you your health, your relationship, your business, your house. It may even cost your life or that of someone you love! Wise up and take action and quit blaming the circumstances!