Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A to Z Challenge: I can

When you're in the process of taking charge of your life, it's so important to believe in yourself and the talents you've been given.

To me, this is so important that if this was anything other than an alphabetic challenge, I would have done this one and G-day's post first.

But since this is the A to Z Challenge, today is the day that I get to give you some excellent news:


You CAN lose weight.
You CAN make more time to do the things you love.
You CAN go take lessons or learn something new.

I don't think positive thinking is the key to success. Not if thinking is all you do. But I promise you that negative thinking is the number one cause of failure, because telling yourself "I can't" stops you from trying.

Want to give it a shot?

When there's something I want to change, say, cutting refined sugars out of my diet, I set a goal. But instead of making it something daunting like "I will never eat chocolate again." and setting myself up to fail, I set a goal that's actually easy to manage: "Tomorrow, I am not eating any refined sugars."

Much more doable, right?

And that's where the difference comes in. It's easy, so when tomorrow comes, DO IT. And at the end of the day, say you'll do it again tomorrow. And keep going for as long as it takes.

If you do miss a day, it's not the end of the world. Even if it's day 1. The point is that you've started. Find the reason why you failed and make the changes needed to achieve the goal tomorrow.

Always remember that you can achieve your goals. One day at a time. You'll be amazed at the will-power you'll discover then.

Don't change your mind, change your thinking. ;-)

So is there a goal you've been wanting to set but haven't? Is it one you gave up on because your own thinking handicapped you from the start? Want to join me in setting one goal?

Tomorrow, I am cutting excess carbohydrates out of my food.

What will you be doing?


Joanne said...

I will be starting to exersise again. This is such a motivating post! You are so right. Have a great day!
Blessings, Joanne

Kate said...

Hi Misha, I am just taking charge of my life and am keen to check out your older posts to see how you went about it and how far you feel you have come. Its a daunting prospect - but drifting along aimlessly as you say SUCKS big time. Thanks for such a positive post.

Claudia Moser said...

Tomorrow I will just enjoy my holiday, no strings attached. But you gave my some thinking material

Patty said...

The best motivation comes from within.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I CAN are two powerful words if said with tenacity .

Great post and a joy to read.


melody-mae said...

I LOVED this post today for the challenge! I chose the word impossible for my letter I word...meaning Nothing is impossible and love how the two go hand in hand today. I will be back to see read more of your alphabet posts!!!

Emily Rose said...

Very empowering! You CAN do it! Fabulous post.:)

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

Wonderful post. Empowering, inspiring... Thanks! :-)


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Misha Gericke said...

Oooh! Good luck! Let me know how it goes. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Hi Kate, great to hear there are others in the same boat as me. All the best. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! :-D

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Misha Gericke said...

Especially if they're said with belief as well. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Nice choice for I. Thanks for stopping by.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks for stopping by!