Have It Your Way    

Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.

 ~ John C. Maxwell

Have you ever tried hard to keep moving in the direction of your dreams, only to get hung up on the “cursed hows?” Maybe you’ve asked yourself questions like these…

Can I walk 30 minutes every day instead of working out at the gym 3 times a week? Can I put all the cash back rewards from my credit card into savings instead of cutting out my morning coffee shop run? How about reading something from the Bible instead of meditating - can I do that?

Of course you can! No one can blame you for wondering though, not when we’re inundated with social media posts and articles that dramatize every problem and claim to offer the one and only magic bullet solution.  On top of that, legions of “experts” tell you that you have to do things a certain way or you'll never experience any kind of change.  It’s all very confusing, not to mention frustrating. Faced with so much drama and way too much advice, it’s easy to procrastinate, or worse, end up doing nothing at all.

Here’s one of the few pieces of “expert advice” I’ve ever come across that’s worth following - release yourself from the drama and do what works for you.  Design a personalized approach to achieving your goal based on things you already know. You don’t need permission to mix and match elements from different programs and create your own system for meeting benchmarks and dealing with any obstacles you meet on the way. 

Remember that doing something is almost always better than doing nothing. You can “have it your way”. Maybe you’ll go with the diet from one health and fitness counselor and the exercise plan from another. Or you might combine a money mastery program with personal coaching from someone else. It's OK to experiment, to tweak the details as you go. After all, life happens and you can always adjust to changing circumstances as needed. What's not OK is giving up. This is the one "rule" you must always follow if you truly want to succeed.

To Your Brilliant Success!


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