It’s high time for a brief post, eh? I’ve been getting a bit wordy over here lately!

There is a lie you believe, a story you tell yourself, that is making change much harder than it needs to be.

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Here’s the lie:

Your circumstances are more powerful than you are.

Your temptations, excuses & exceptions are bigger than you are.

It’s not true. It’s not even a little true.

You are exponentially stronger and more powerful than every circumstance in your life, than every temptation, every excuse, every exception, every doubt and delay.

When you convince yourself that your obstacles & habits are so big & overwhelming, you’re convincing yourself that you’re small.

You’re not.

You’re powerful.

It’s a matter of convincing. You’ve talked yourself into a lie. If you don’t quite buy it, you need to listen to episode 447 of the podcast. Now. Don’t wait.

You’ve repeatedly heard me talk about the book the The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard on the podcast. and I want to leave you with a few words from that book.

Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice?

We must look squarely into our own tired eyes and examine why we waste so much time sniffing at every distraction, why we cower at the thought of revealing our true selves to the world, why we scurry so quickly from conflict, and why we consent to play small. We must ask why we participate so humbly in society’s frantic race, allowing our- selves into its mazes of mediocrity and settling for scraps of reward when nature has offered unlimited freedom, power, and abundance to the bold, the determined, the creative, the independent—to each of us. We must ask if our desires to feel safe and accepted are in fact enslaving us to popular opinion—and to boredom. We must ask: When will we be ready to ascend to another level of existence?

Stop with the story of your smallness. Stop convincing yourself that your excuses are so much bigger than you are.

It’s a lie.