Another year has arrived, a chance for a fresh start. Did you review your year with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent your time on Someday isle? Brian Tracy in his book 'no excuses' refers to a place he calls 'someday isle'.
Another year has arrived, a chance for a fresh start. Did you review your year with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent your time on Someday isle? Brian Tracy in his book 'no excuses' refers to'someday isle'.
Someday Isle isn't a place it's a mind-set. It's a habit of dreaming about your desires without taking any steps or actions to achieve them. A trip to someday isle can consist of negative thinking or self-criticism that can set you up for defeat before even getting started on achieving your hopes or dreams and leaves you stranded with thoughts such as:
'Someday I'll start my own business'
'Someday I'll study for that qualification'
'Someday I'll get fit and healthy'
Do any of these statements sound familiar to you? What's your someday isle? Each of us have different versions of 'someday isles' with the end result always being the same… waiting for something else to happen before plucking up the courage to jump into our boat and get off the isle.
We can often rationalise our inaction with excuses like 'I don't have the time, I don't have the finances, now's not the right time' only for our dreams to slip further and further away, until we stop thinking about them all together, or maybe we convince ourselves that someday isle is an okay place to live as its safe and familiar.
Often it's our fears that can stop us from taking the next steps that our hearts truly desire and we allow the voice of our fears to over-ride what it is that we truly want or are capable of achieving. We can end up drifting along fantasising about the things that we've always wanted to do with the reality never arriving.
When we become aware of 'someday isle' we're able to get out of our own way and go after what it is that we truly want. Our motivation levels increase and suddenly we are filled with passion, excitement and determination to eliminate the excuses that have been holding us back and start making our dreams a reality, so that we can look back on our year with pride instead of disappointment.
Here are some ways to set yourself free from someday isle:
Now's your chance to stop waiting for 'someday' to arrive and take small steps to row your boat away from someday isle and towards living the life of your dreams instead. So what are you waiting for? Make 2016 your year!
Posted 1292 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
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