How many times a month, a week or a day does the thought, image, or feeling of …..
I wish I could
…pass through your consciousness.
I wish I could travel more.
I wish I could have more peace.
I wish I could make my business work without killing myself.
The list is endless. It is a myriad of thoughts that each of us individually, and collectively, encounter interactively in our lives.
Have you ever dissected even a tenth of your personal “I wish I could(s)”?
The question we may need to redirect to ourselves is…
Changing Our Mindset and Our Actions
I will take you through a few I have explored.
I wish I could have more energy.
Have you ever said this? I do all of the time. And I even read health books and articles about feeling better and living life with more energy.
But I don’t stay disciplined in my sleep habits. I mean really consistent.
I don’t eat the way the books recommend for more energy….consistently.
I don’t exercise….at all.
I let busy-ness creep up on me.
I wish I could have more energy but I haven’t executed the things I know provide more energy to many. At least not consistently.
I wish I had more time.
I know we all say this. And this is one I actually work on more than other wishes. When we say this we realize that no-one receives more hours in the day. We are really speaking of time to do the things we say we really, really want to do.
But it really is hogwash. We prioritize our own time unless we are in prison or prisoners.
When we don’t have time to do the things we really want to do then we are either:
prioritizing less important things
or allowing someone else’s priorities to take over.
In most things we have a choice. Out of each day there are many discretionary hours and minutes we choose to spend on lower priorities.
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I wish I could afford this or that.
Obviously affordability is more tangible and there are certainly restrictions, but we still have copious choices on how to allocate our financial resources.
If I cooked more, controlled the quantity of food, and chose more cost effective shopping places we could free up a considerable chunk of resources to re-allocate.
But we use the excuse of no time, an affordable luxury, or pathetically, we have no will power.
Fight Back Against Our Resistance
Could I stop watching TV to free up more time to read, write and paint? Yes.
Could I say no to a few things on my schedule so that I don’t feel my schedule is controlling my day at an uncomfortable pace? Yes.
Could I be more conscious of what I spend money on so that I can save and not feel the pressure to always be growing my earnings?
Yes, I can!
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