First things first, yes the above picture is of me. (insert laughing face emoji) I went skydiving on my 18th birthday – and I can say by far is one of the most fearless and amazing things I’ve ever done!
I decided to start a new series on my blog, #MondayMotivation. I don’t know about you but Monday is always the most dreadful day of the week for me. The weekend is over, bringing on a whole new never-ending to-do list for the week. What better day to spark some inspiration?! Let’s face it, we all need some on a Monday.
Why you should stop saying “What if.”
Creates Negative thinking. Most the time sentences that start with “What if” probably go something like this: “What if I don’t get this job.” “What if I fail this test.” “What if I embarrass myself.” or “What if I don’t make the team.” …maybe i shouldn’t try at all. NO, NO, NO! Stop setting yourself up for failure. The biggest critic of yourself is you.
It isn’t a great motivator. Thinking about all the things that might happen is not a great way to prepare yourself. Truth is it does absolutely nothing to help you with whatever you are worried about. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Don’t waste time thinking about what could be, instead use your energy on preparing yourself to take on your goals!
Prevents you from living in the NOW. Instead of wondering “what if,” use this as an opportunity to take action! Don’t focus on scenarios that probably won’t even happen. Try to live in the moment instead of focussing on the past or future. “Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”
I hope you enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to tune in next Monday for the next #MondayMotivation.