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

Hi. I am Mary from YANA Life coach service and welcome to my blog.

Wow, I am sitting here shaking. I have taken yet another step outside of my comfort zone to write this.

I am an accredited Life Coach and am a work in constant progress. A little about myself perhaps, well I suffered with low self esteem and little confidence for may years. Life had thrown me a few punches and I was knocked down for quite awhile. I won’t bore you with the details or maybe I will at times when I write here, but only ever to let you know You Are Not Alone as my business name YANA stands for.

I became a Life coach in 2016 and boy was that when I came alive and life kicked started again. I learned so much about myself, how resilient I am. I learned to love and trust myself again. I learned that staying in that place we call our comfort…

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Hi. I am Mary from YANA Life coach service and welcome to my blog.

Wow, I am sitting here shaking. I have taken yet another step outside of my comfort zone to write this.

I am an accredited Life Coach and am a work in constant progress. A little about myself perhaps, well I suffered with low self esteem and little confidence for many years. Life had thrown me a few punches and I was knocked down for quite awhile. I won’t bore you with the details or maybe I will at times when I write here, but only ever to let you know You Are Not Alone as my business name YANA stands for.

I became a Life coach in 2016 and boy was that when I came alive and life kicked started again. I learned so much about myself, how resilient I am. I learned to love and trust myself again. I learned that staying in that place we call our comfort zone was not so comfortable. I became confident again.

My greatest joy in life apart from my wonderful family and friends is to help others to find themselves and to see for themselves how resilient, rescourseful, strong, and wonderful they are. To see them achieve their goals. To watch them as they become aware of what they are truly capable of when they take that first step and then the next out of that so called comfort zone.

I hope my blogs will inspire you, I hope you will find quality reading although I am not a writer but I am going to do it anyway. As the title of Susan Jeffers book says, Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Never mind the words “One giant step for mankind” This is one giant step for Mary of Yana Life coach service.