Have you ever thought about how one small word can have such a huge effect on our lives?

I was standing in a queue awhile ago and I overheard two ladies talking. One lady said to the other, “fair play to …………………. (They were talking about another person) She has achieved so much. I would love to be like her but” ………………………………..

This got me thinking about how powerful one tiny word “BUT” can be.

“B, U, T” 3 letters that make up one small word which can make a huge difference to how we live our lives.

This word causes us to bring a negative mindset to the fore.

Ask yourself this question. How many times over your life to date have you said the same thing as this lady? I would love to be like him/her but………………………………. I would love to have achieved that BUT ……………………………………………

BUT what?

  • But I am not good enough
  • But I am not smart enough
  • But I am too old
  • But I am not confident enough
  • But I would not have the money to do that
  • But I did not finish school /college
  • But I was not born to a rich family
  • But I have had to put others before myself

I am sure there are many other reasons to say BUT.

What has this 3-letter word done? It has taken us from any kind of a positive mindset we may have been in, into a negative one.

It has held you back. It is a million excuses why you are still where you are. YES excuses!!!!!!!

Now this is perfectly fine if you are happy where you are, BUT do not look back in years to come regretting what might have been and having let three letters, one tiny word stop you from fulfilling your goals and dreams.

Each time you feel a but coming on, ask yourself are these thoughts true? Is there any reality to them?

Stop and analyse your BUT. Change this word to two equally short words and a more positive way of looking at things. Say “I CAN” and mean it. Then get out there and visualise how you CAN achieve your goal. What options do you have? What resources might you need to get you there? Choose the option you are happy with and put an action plan in place to get you to your desired goal and then ACT. It really is as simple as that.

And if all else fails, give me a call and we can get you there together. Remember these words if you are having any self doubt

You are never too old, and it is never too late to achieve anything you set your mind to”. -Anon

Published by Mary Dunne

My name is Mary from Yana Life Coach Service. I am an Accredited Life coach. I coach people who want to improve their self-confidence, self-belief and self-esteem. I also encourage people who are fearful of stepping outside their comfort zone to take that first and most important step. The reason I excel as a life coach is because I've been in that very same position until I trained as a Life coach. I decided to study Life coaching as I had always been passionate about helping people be the best versions of themselves. I became the best version of myself during this time. I had suffered desperately with self-confidence and self-esteem issues. I was always afraid to step out of my comfort zone, I had very little self-belief, thinking this is where my safe place was, but I soon found it was not a place that made me happy. There was so much I wanted to do but fear held me back. While I was studying for my accreditation, I learned so much about myself. I became more confident; my self-esteem improved no end and I stepped out of that comfort zone. I now work with clients one to one, I also run workshops. These workshops include a Happiness workshop, Step out in confidence workshop, Self-Awareness workshops and Goal Setting workshops. After each of these workshops you will leave feeling more confident about yourself and your abilities. I know you have probably heard these words a million times, " If I can do it anyone can", I really mean this. I was a total mess walking into my first day of the Life coaching class at the age of 46yrs, but I was not a mess leaving it. It really was the best decision of my life. I am who I am today because of it. I have become the best version of myself, now let me help you become the best version of yourself.

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