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- I don't have time or money: Need to evaluate priorities. Are things which take up your time more important that what you would like to do? Can you begin to change things in some ways to save more? This one will take a bit of work and some sacrifice if you really want to do something else.
- I'm too old/young: Colonel Sanders was in his eighties when he began his Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Anne Frank was a young girl when she wrote her diary which is still published and read throughout world.
- I don't know what I want to do: You may not know exactly what you want to do, but there is something in back of your mind that is important. Especially if you know you're not happy in what you are doing now, you know there is more you want out of life.
- I want to do too much: No one says you can't do a little of everything. Just have to pick one that will set groundwork for others. Find what is common thread in things you would like, and start there. You can branch off once that foundation is in place.
- The universe is out to get me: Not at all. Once you make up your mind and begin heading in some direction, universe will open up in ways you can't see right now. People will come into your life, events will take place, and you will begin to see a bit further each day. But you have to make first moves.
Motivational speaker Les Brown in his book "It's Not Over Until You Win," tells a story of a keynote speaker at a National Speakers Association conference he attended. The speaker was perhaps worst speaker Les had ever heard. By end of his presentation, more than two-thirds of audience had walked out.
The speaker, noticing this said something that pretty much sums up this column.
"The reason I am up here (Doing) and you are sitting down there (watching) is because I represent thoughts you have rejected for yourself."
Just something to think about.
David is a motivational writer and speaker. His e-book "Qué Sera Sera – The Book," is available at his website at http://www.djstoddard.net/newbook.html. Subscribers to his newsletter "Qué Sera Sera" receive the free booklet "In Search Of Ourselves" Visit http://www.djstoddard.net