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The Thought That Will Change Your Life

What does it really take to change your life?

Sometimes people experience these encouraging moments where they’re really, really inspired.

They say, “I see something that’s possible for my life that’s different than what I have now.”

Those are such rare moments in our lives.

“I know there’s something greater for me.”

“I know there’s something wonderful waiting for me that I haven’t experienced yet.”

Those moments can happen when we’re reading a book, watching something on TV or listening to a song lyric – we never know what will spark one of those rare moments.

“My life could be better.”

“My life could be different.”

“There’s something awesome that I’d love to do.”

Unfortunately though, the next thoughts for many of us are: “I can’t do that. That’s not possible for me. I’m not smart enough. I don’t know how to do that. I’m not capable enough.”

Yet, the difference for the people who do change their lives is that their next thoughts are: “Who I was yesterday has nothing to do with the person I have to be today. Who I was yesterday has nothing to do with the person that I can choose to be tomorrow.”

Your past doesn’t equal your future.

Everything can change right now in the moment as you decide that who you were yesterday isn’t who you are today and tomorrow.

“I might have been weak yesterday.”

“I might have been uneducated yesterday.”

“I might have been scared yesterday.”

“I might not have known what to do yesterday.”

Today isn’t yesterday.

Today is different than yesterday.

Today is separated from yesterday.

Today is a day of its own decisions.

That’s the power of today.

Today, you can say, “I’m strong. I’m powerful. I’m smart.”

“Today I’ll get educated.”

“Today I’ll surround myself with great people.”

“I’ll embrace ideas that empower me. I’ll take action. I’ll form habits.”

“Today I’ll do things differently than what I did yesterday, so that tomorrow I’m a different person.”

Who you were yesterday has nothing to do with who you can be today.

It’s powerful.

If you’re feeling inspired and would like help catalyzing some of this change in your life, request a free call from one of our Southwestern Consulting consultants.

No matter who you are, no matter who you’ve been in the past, no matter who you were yesterday has nothing to do with the person that you choose to be today.

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