Encantado Magazine October 2017 Issue - Page 59

Personal Development if you are constantly holding back, afraid to take pecially if it is not risks, making excuses. You know if you jump in serving you. with both feet and throw caution to the wind and just go for it. Here is the way to do that. Ask yourself this most important question. “Is what I’m thinking/feeling/ Naturally, if you discover your primary motivation doing right now bringing me closer to or taking me and you don’t like it, then it’s time to change it. The further away from what I say I want?” If it’s further question is how? away, stop it immediately and start to go in a posi- tive direction. There’s an old proverb that says, “No Well, it’s not too difficult. matter how far you’ve gone down the wrong road, turn back”. If you’re constantly making excuses, how bad does that feel? That’s the key. If you’re motivated So, once you figure out what your primary motiva- by avoiding pain, it needs to be more painful to tion is, if it doesn’t serve you or it will hinder you stay where you are than whatever pain you believe in your business, change it immediately into some- you’ll experience in making the change. Just look thing that will work for you. Then begin at once to to your future, 1, 5, 10, 20 years from now. Feel how take action. It won’t take long for you to turn things you’ll feel if you keep making all the excuses you’re around, I promise. It may be slow going at first, but making now. Paint the picture of what being broke, soon you’ll pick up speed and gain momentum re- sick and in a rut will really look like in your life. If ally fast. Just stick with it, keep moving forward, that’s too painful, you’ll spur yourself into action. don’t give up. Don’t hold back. If you’re motivated by pleasure, then paint the most pleasureful picture in your mind that you possibly can about your amazing fortune, travels, health, exciting life. If that is pleasurable enough, you’ll change. Darshan G. Shanti - Chief Inspiration Officer Darshan creates content (books, articles, audios, videos, poetry) that uplifts, inspires and awakens people to live their fullest potential. To learn more about his work and get a whole bunch of cool, free stuff to make a difference in your life, visit his website at www.DarshanShanti.com Keep this all important fact in mind. You are the one that is in charge of your thoughts, beliefs, emo- tions and perceptions. If you label something as scary, you can just as easily label it as safe. It’s your label. If you label yourself as not good enough you can just as easily label yourself as amazing, fantas- tic, incredible, etc. It really comes down to how bad you want some- thing. You have to want it more than your excuses. You have to want it more than the typical thoughts and emotions that come up immediately and try to keep you from being “hurt”. You are better than your excuses. You don’t have to allow negative, fearful thoughts to hold you back. You don’t have to believe everything you think, es- 59