“Take control of the things you can control – become the director of your life.”
Hi Motivation Seekers, how are you in the countdown to Christmas? I went shopping at the weekend and just because we are now in December, everyone seemed to be in “panic” mode. That feeling of too much to do and too little time to do it. I hope the Motivator helped you last week if you are feeling this way and that you managed to get a plan underway to help.
I have often spoken to clients about being the Director of their own lives. It is too easy to get into the mindset of thinking “stuff” just happens to us and it is totally outside our control. How often have you stated, “why does this always happen to me?” or perhaps you’ve said “here we go again, story of my life.” The thing is we are buying into those beliefs, when we feel like this, we are letting ourselves be controlled and acting the part of the victim. How can we overcome that?
Identify what needs to change
We do this by recognising first of all, what needs to change and recognising that if anything is to change, then we need to instigate that change. Now, that can seem too big and hard for a lot of us, but what I recommend you do is to start with the things you know you can influence, make small changes to the things that you know you can control. You will be surprised how empowered this makes you feel. Furthermore, by taking action you feel like you are in charge, you are the one saying how it will be…..just like the Movie Director who has a vision of what they want and makes sure the movie is made to suit that vision and every actor does what the director wants. You can be that director of your own life and destiny. Taking actions that will get you where you want to go instead of moaning about “poor me.”
Step up and make small changes
Just the act of stepping up and making small changes can have a profound impact on how you feel about yourself and how you manage what is going on for you. I have a worksheet to share with you, to get you looking at what needs to change along with some actions you can start taking now to make a difference. You can access it here: business_coaching_-_reclaim_your_energy_at_work
I hope this helps you start taking control and taking positive action towards being the Director of your Life. Have a brilliant week and contact me if you want to discuss further.