Still in the spirit of self-reflection, I’ve been thinking a lot about the type of person I am, my goals and the type of person I want to be. Generally, I want to be successful, I want to grow spiritually I want to improve my fitness. But, although I can identify all these areas of improvement, I am not doing anything about it. I find that in most cases I’ll think “I can start that next month”, or “that could be a goal for 2019”. When I should be doing it now!
Now even the best of us procrastinate, but tomorrow is not given, much less next month or next year! In fact, procrastination is actually slowing you down. Imagine where you would be if you started your business when you had that first thought. It took me two years to finally do the big chop. When I finally got the courage to do it, one of my first thoughts were “why didn’t I do that two years ago?” I was so caught up in insecurities about the outcome that I kept postponing it, kept trying to look for ways around it. I spent hours poring over blogs and YouTube videos to find stories about people who had fixed heat damage or grew it out, when I knew what my hair wanted, no needed was a cut. Finally, after years of agonising I did it and it was the best thing that happened to my hair. Those two years, that time spent researching = WASTED. Often, we try to look for shortcuts. Try to seek out that magic formula that will get us from 0 – 100 in an instant. But, it doesn’t exist, you have to grind. But why not start now!
Be her – or him – NOW
Imagine the person you want to be in 10 or even 5 years from now. She’s amazing, isn’t she? She’s got it altogether, she’s powerful, passionate and kind. She has a great brand, her own house a car, she’s loving and she’s content. This is the version of me I see when I think of myself 5 years from now. That version of me is great. But why wait 5 years to become that person. Why can’t I be that person this year? Why can’t I be that person now? Some of the material things simply aren’t realistic at the stage I am right now, but I can start to work towards it.
That person, that version of me or you isn’t going to materialise overnight. You got to work at it and to do that you have to start. That attribute you don’t like about yourself change it! Stop putting off your best self, Live your best life NOW. You will thank yourself for it later.
What does your best self look like? Hit me up on social media or in the comments, I love to hear from you all.
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