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Focusing on external resources, like money, credentials, and skills, is a tactic we use to give ourselves permission to remain stuck.
Lasting change starts internally, with things like energy, willpower, clarity, and passion; and as your internal resources start to grow, your external resources will naturally start to grow as well.
Focusing on some arbitrary time and date by which you’re supposed to have accomplished X, Y, and Z.
Who created this timeline by which you’re supposed to live your life anyway? What do you really want to change in your life, and what baby steps can you take in that direction?
Not knowing where to start can either be liberating or completely overwhelming. But it’s usually just an excuse. If there is no clear place to start, then there is no wrong place to start.
Start somewhere—anywhere. When it comes to making changes in your life, all you need to do is “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
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