Too busy for the adventure you dream of?
Too skint to head to the hills?
Not skilled enough to paddle the river?
Too many things on to begin writing that book?
Here’s a small experiment to try:
Instead of saying to yourself, “I don’t have the time to do this” or “I can’t afford to go on that trip”, try saying – out loud – the same thing but using “choose not to”….
“I choose not to do this.”
“I choose not to save up for that trip.”
Of course, there are genuine limits and constraints on all our lives. None of us has as much time, money or expertise as we’d like to have.
But most of the time, if you want something – really want it – you can find a way.
Saying to yourself that you choose not to do it might help clear your head and make you realise that what you thought was a genuine constraint is actually just a mental block you have created for yourself.
Perhaps you are scared, perhaps it will be really difficult, perhaps you don’t quite have the will to make it happen.
But at least now you’ll be a little closer to having an honest answer…