FROM CAN’T TO CAN
It took me two years to put my website up. Is my website very complicated? No. Is it because I didn’t have any content? No. I had my material prepared for a really long time. So why did it take me two years to actually do it?
Perfection. I was trying to have the perfect website. I was trying to offer the perfect material. I was trying to make everything perfect. Am I a perfectionist? No.
Perfection is one of my excuses of Procrastination.
It is my shield that stops me from trying something uncomfortable. It is a habit which I have held onto for so long and didn’t consider getting rid of it. Most people I know have hesitation and resistance. If you don’t believe me, try the following exercise.
When is the last time you begin your sentence with?
“I don’t know how…”
“I don’t have time…”
“I can only …”
“I am afraid …”
If you have used any of those phrases before or any other excuses only you know too well, you have it. The question now is –
Do you want to go to the bottom of your own fear and breakthrough? Do you want to move forward in joy and be free?
Sometimes we justify by saying we will go forward when we are ready. However, we are never ready unless we begin to take our first step no matter how small this step is. So what can you do daily that can help you stop being a mouse on the wheel?
If you have no clue, maybe the tips below can help you.
- Take a few minutes just to imagine what it feels like when you actually let go of your excuses. Once you sense the freedom, it motives your mind and your heart to try.
- Be aware when you use your excuses most often e.g. mine is I can only do it when it is perfect. I can start the change by saying I can do it because nothing is perfect.
- Don’t beat yourself up when it does not work for the first few times. Sometimes our excuses are hidden so deeply in our mental and emotional body that it may take a few trial and error for you to begin to even notice it is there. Sometimes you may need to get some professional assistance to breakthrough.
- Allow yourself sometime to daydream or do things that you absolutely enjoy. Ask yourself how often you get insights when you are just not thinking.
I hope these tips can help you on your journey. Share with me your thoughts and ideas.
If you want to know more about my hesitation and resistance program, visit my website www.soniasirgue.com