Change Your Life Today
The Ultimate Guide to Motivation, Success & Happiness
Do you want more success and happiness in your life?
The answer to achieving your dreams is simpler than you think.
While working as a therapist, the author developed a practical, powerful system to rapidly accomplish any ambition.
In “Change Your Life Today”, you will discover:
* How to turn your goals into easy-to-follow plans that simply cannot fail.
* How to find effortless motivation and eliminate procrastination.
* How to create a life with more money, less stress, more fun, and fewer commitments.
For the author, this is not just theory – it is how he runs his own successful life. Lewis David is a leading trainer and popular author, with 100,000 books sold already.
His science-based methods have changed the lives of thousands of people.
Now it’s your turn to achieve your deepest desires.
With this book, you can start living your dream – today.
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Extract from Chapter 6
"Don't Wait Until You're Ready"
In the last chapter, I mentioned that little voice in your head. You know the one. It’s the voice that tells you that you’re wrong, that you are too slow, too fat, too lazy, too dumb, too clever, too young, too old, too tall, too short, too hairy, too bald, too underqualified, too overqualified, too experienced, too inexperienced, and so forth. It’s the voice that beats you up when you make a mistake.
Psychologists often call this voice the Inner Critic. It sits in judgment of you all the time. But I think that gives it too much of a sense of authority, which is partly why people get pushed around by this inner voice. They think it’s in charge.
I like to think of it as the little voice of your fears. It comes from past pain. It comes from all those times when life has hurt you. It’s actually a voice of compassion because it wants you to avoid feeling pain again. It associates change with pain because you have experienced pain in the past when change has randomly been imposed upon you.
So, when you decide you want to make changes, it says: “Whoa, wait a minute. Are you sure about doing that? It would expose you to possible failure, and that hurts. Wouldn’t it be better that you carry on doing what you’re doing now? You know what that’s like. It might not be what you desire, but at least you know what you’re going to get.”
Sometimes the voice will do a good job and keep you from getting into trouble. But it can also keep you in a situation that you would be best to move on from. It tries to persuade you to stay with what you have, even if what you have is not what you want.
The voice tells you to stay in the same uninspiring job, stay at the same weight, stay with a partner who is hurting you, keep consuming things you know are bad for you, or stay in the same neighborhood although you hate it. The voice argues the case for staying with what is familiar rather than experiencing something new.
Working with clients, I find one of the biggest difficulties in my job is that I am competing with the voice of their Inner Critic. During the hour that I spend with a client, we can get a lot of things agreed upon, and the client goes away with a course of action to make positive changes to their life. But once the client leaves the room, the voice of their Inner Critic starts in their head – and it has all week, until the client next sees me, to sow the seeds of self-doubt in the client’s mind.
A week is a long time for the voice to do its worst. And that’s what the voice likes best: time to work with. So, it will intrude on your thoughts while you are at work or when you are watching TV. Its favorite trick is to wake you up in the middle of the night and start you worrying.
If you want to make changes in your life, you need to get the upper hand on the voice, or it will sabotage your plans every time. Here’s how:
Take some action immediately. Don’t wait until you think you’re ready – that gives the voice time to sabotage you. You will never be 100% ready, anyway. Make a start. You will take the voice by surprise because you will be taking yourself by surprise. And that will give you something very valuable:
And momentum will crush the voice of your fears.
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