Have you ever looked back at your life and wondered how you got to where you are today? Life has stages and there are a few where we can stop and think, is life slipping me by?
This week I posted a picture on my socials and spoke about how I had 3 major achievements AFTER the age of 50, and a major cancer battle. I then asked a simple question "What are YOU going to start learning or doing today to change up your life?" There were many beautiful comments and likes in each of the social spaces I put this, and I love and appreciate them all, however, one thing I noticed that was a little concerning was - not one comment was about what anyone wanted to do to change their life. It's the same when I'm speaking to women at events, most have difficulty responding to what their current vision for their future is, or how they are going to work towards their dreams. In fact, since the pandemic, I have found a major shift in women being able to dream about their future, and visualise how they want their life to play out.
Today I want you to remember - you have the power to choose who and what you become - and at ANY age!
You are capable of creating a better future for yourself and for those around you, so let's explore how your actions can shape your life and why it's essential to embrace your power.
You are in control
Despite what you may think or feel right now, you have more control over your life than you may realise. The choices you make today will determine your future. It's up to you to decide where you want to go. You can start small, by setting bite-sized achievable goals, and gradually build up to more significant changes. Every step you take, no matter how small, will lead you to where you want to be. Don't let fear or doubt hold you back.
It's easy to blame others or circumstances for our problems, but that will only hold us back. Taking responsibility for our actions is important because it helps us learn from our mistakes and move forward. By owning up to our choices, we become more self-aware and can make better decisions in the future. Don't be afraid to admit when you're wrong, and use those experiences to grow.
Choose your mindset
Our thoughts and beliefs can have a significant impact on our lives. If we believe that we are capable of achieving something, we are more likely to work towards it. On the other hand, if we believe that we are doomed to fail, we will likely give up before even trying. It's important to choose a positive mindset and surround ourselves with people who uplift us. By doing so, we can overcome obstacles and reach our goals.
Change can be scary and uncomfortable, but it's necessary for growth. Embracing change means stepping out of our comfort zone and taking risks. It's important to remember that we don't have to have everything figured out in order to start. Taking small steps towards change can help build our confidence and lead to meaningful transformations. Don't be afraid to ask for help or guidance along the way.
It's easy to get caught up in our mistakes and failures, but it's equally important to celebrate our achievements. Every time you take a step towards your goals, no matter how small is a reason to celebrate. Remember to recognise your strengths and accomplishments. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Celebrating yourself will help build your confidence and inspire you to keep going.
Ultimately, taking control of your life may seem daunting at first, especially if you are in an overwhelmed space - but it's one of the most empowering things you can do. By making conscious choices and taking responsibility for your actions, you can shape our future. YOU have the power to create a life that fulfills you and brings you joy.
Sometimes we need a helping hand or someone to coach us through those initial first steps out of overwhelm, and that's where a results coach can be the best person to have on your team. I'll have a few spaces opening up soon for those who would like to learn more about having me coach them, so look out for that information either via this newsletter, or on my social pages because the spaces will go fast!
In the meantime, there are some fabulous freebie downloads on my website to help you sort through some life values, your worth ethic, finding your fun, and more…..plus my ‘Mindset Makeover’ masterclass is always available 24/7!
Finally, remember to embrace your power, and that you are not limited by what happened to you during your life so far. You are capable of achieving greatness, and at any age! So go out there and make it happen!