Archives for December 2012

My Last New Year’s Resolution . . . Ever

  In my 37 years I’ve made a whole hell of a lot of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve resolved to lose weight, build muscle, face my fears, eat right, quit my job, be more generous, become a better friend, and make something of my life. Among others.   Know how many I’ve kept? Just one. […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I Can’t Get In Shape”

  Now that we’ve covered Procrastination, Self-Doubt, and Willpower, we can apply what we’ve learned to something a little more specific . . . getting in shape. Because in order to get in shape, it requires that we quit procrastinating and start training with confidence and consistency.   This limiting belief is one stubborn bastard […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I’m Weak-Willed”

  I love this one. If ever there was a limiting belief that gave excuse to every poor choice, bad habit, or lack of action we’ve ever shown, this is it.   I mean, how the hell can you even argue it?   I know I shouldn’t, but I’m weak-willed.   Or . . . […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I Doubt Myself”

  Have you ever wanted to tell somebody something, but were afraid what they might think? So rather than expressing yourself, you instead chose to keep your mouth shut.   We’ve all had this experience. It’s a common example of self-doubt. Hopefully this example doesn’t happen to you very often, but if it does, you […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I’m a Procrastinator”

  Procrastination and I have bedded together for as long as I can remember. Even today, when I had intended to have this post started before noon, here I am instead beginning it at 7:30pm.   Fuck.   I really thought I’d had this procrastination thing licked. Well, at least I’m actually here writing it […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . Don’t Let Them Sabotage Your New Year’s Resolutions

  In the run up to the New Year, many people are busy planning their New Year’s resolutions for 2013.   I’m going to eat right and lose weight.   I’m going to get in the best shape of my life.   I’m going to be more generous.   I’m going to ask for that […]

Embracing Opportunity . . . Step by Step

  In yesterday’s post, I explained how running from Fear is actually just running from Opportunity. We’ve all done it, some more than others, but it only leads us to bitterness and regret.   I’ve been down that road. It’s an easy route to follow. All you have to do is coast along and you’ll […]

Have You Turned Your Back to Opportunity?

  Why do we so often turn our back to opportunity?   It seems pretty stupid really. Why would anyone want to turn their back to opportunity?Opportunity is what we’re looking for, right? Everybody seeks opportunity.   Wrong.   Everybody thinks they are seeking opportunity. In reality, they are just travelling the same well worn […]