I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think of all the things that are not working in your life. That job you don’t like, that relationship that’s not working, those friends that annoy you. Now turn them all on you. Imagine that everything that’s not working in your life, is your fault. How would you approach it? What would you work on to change your life to the state that you want it to be? –Carlos Miceli
If everything not working in my life were my fault, what would I do?
I would sit down and brainstorm how the hell I’m going to get things turned around. I would start by writing down a list of everything I thought was going wrong. From there, I would prioritize the list and decide which ones I should start working on first.
It’s no secret really—it would just take some thought and some hard work. But…don’t most things require that?
In addition to the work, the biggest challenge would be to overcome Resistance, that voice inside that says “you can’t do that, why even bother?” It is a limiting voice, a subversive voice that must be put to rest. To beat it would require starting with one small step to turn the tide against it, doing something Resistance says is too scary to undertake. I would follow this with another step, building momentum until Resistance loses its power. Each day, by doing the work that needed to be done, I would continue to hold Resistance at bay and progress toward getting my life turned around.
That would be my plan for changing my life to where I wanted it to be.