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Are you saying yes when you should be saying no? Let’s change the script!

 

“The big moments in your life are made up by the little decisions you make.” ~ Lisa Nichols

So what are you telling yourself? What are you telling others? These questions stopped me in my tracks and even reminded me somehow of an admonition from my granny to never put negative words out into the environment because  our words were our truth.  Maybe if she had wrapped up her advice as nicely as Lisa Nichols does in this powerful message shared here, I may have taken her more seriously.

Today I definitely stand guilty as accused because now I am more aware that people really do believe whatever I say as my truth, even when in reality the truth may be very different. For example, they ask me if I am doing fine and I say yes. They ask me to volunteer for a project and I say yes. They ask me to sacrifice my standards and I say yes. They ask me if I’m OK with what they are saying or doing and I say yes.

How many yeses over a period of time add up and add up until an individual becomes overwhelmed and depressed? What would happen if said individual was brave and honest enough to answer NO?

Lisa’s story is powerful. As you listen ask yourself the questions I asked me: what are you really saying and is it your truth? As you try to answer always remember that it’s never too late to re-calibrate, re-set, re-group and/or re-generate … never!

Can you relate? Do you know someone guilty of always saying yes? Just a few additional questions to think about; share your answers with us. In the meantime you can also learn more about Lisa Nichols.

 

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This Post is Especially For When You Feel Left Behind

I am a runner

 

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.”
~ Jesse Jackson

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
~ Victor Hugo

“Then our mouths were filled with laughter; our tongues sang for joy.
Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord had done great things for them.”
~ Psalms 126:2

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Feeling left behind? Be honest, because sometimes that kind of feeling can creep all over and totally cover you without you even realising it.  So if your answer is ‘yes’ simply pause and take a long hard look at your life. Ask the hard questions … and answer them truthfully.

Think about stuff like this:

  • Am I really where I thought I’d be at this time and in this moment?
  • Do I still have lots of deep longings waiting to burst out and be fulfilled?
  • Is my boat taking a bit long to sail into harbor?
  • Is the light at the end of my tunnel fading?
  • Actually, why is the tunnel seemingly getting longer and longer instead of shorter and shorter?

Life is for living and every day we can find something no matter how small to be thankful for, even if it’s a laugh (or two or three).  But during the moments of doubt when disappointment or depression blow in, I’d say that’s the best time to take a short break to watch this short motivational video – thanks to Evelyn from the Internets – while you enjoy a big loud chuckle (because some parts are hilarious and you might even relate), dust yourself and then move on with me … because I’m with you 🙂