“I’ve tried so many times to lose this weight, I just can’t seem to stick to it.”
“I’ve tried to start my business several times, I’m embarrassed to try again.”
These are things I’ve heard clients tell me over and over again. Maybe these things resonate with you, too.
They’ve tried, you’ve tried.
I get it.
But, is it something you still really want?
If the answer is yes, then you need to start again.
You say, “ Wait, I’ve tried everything!”
You may have completed every exercise in your entire self-help book collection (I know, I’ve done it.)
You think wait, I did what the books told me to do. For instance….
You’ve told people about your goals.
Written morning pages.
Made a vision board with the end goal in mind.
You’ve done those things and still failed to achieve your goal.
Now, it’s true that declaring your goals to a loving group of family and friends will make it more likely that you will lose the weight, write the book, move to the new city, take a painting class. But the truth is that you are the only one that can make it happen.
You can write morning pages till your hand cramps but the magic isn’t in the writing, the magic is what you do with the space you’ve cleared in your head.
A vision board is a fun, creative, inspiring activity but, the new body you envision, new relationship, dream career, doesn’t just happen. You gotta put yourself out there, opportunities can’t find you sitting on your couch.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve started before, you get to decide that this is the last time you start. Be brave. It doesn’t matter why you didn’t manage to achieve your goal. What matters is that you try again and this time you get to decide if this is the time you succeed ‘cause this time you won’t stop until you do.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve started. Start again NOW. xo