Small in the moment, but substantial for your life. These things will likely help you find the success you’re looking for.
Stop making excuses
Excuses are the biggest waste of time; they hold you back from achieving your goals. Facing situations head on instead of making excuses is a complete game changer. Not only do you solve problems instead of hiding from them, you gain credibility with yourself and with others. Whether in a professional setting or personal endeavor, avoiding excuses is an incredible step to finding your success. What happens when you quit hiding in the shadow of an excuse and stand in the light and say the truth? Amazing things! Never make another excuse.
Embrace your true self
Most of us try to be what we think others want us to be. As a result, we spend incredible amounts of time pretending to be something that we are not. Taking the time to understand yourself is critical to your happiness and success. Once you find clarity on the base nature of yourself, you will find that it is incredibly powerful and freeing. Embracing this will give you back all that energy you spent fighting against your true self. Imagine if you quit apologizing for feeling, or thinking, and instead just explained your authentic stance on an issue. Then you can apply that regained energy to your choosing. Be the real version of yourself!
Don’t allow others to treat you poorly – Be your own champion
To anyone reading this, in case you haven’t heard, you are important, and you deserve to be honored for what you bring to the world. You deserve to be treated with respect and love. I need you to believe that you deserve to be treated this way (even if you fake it until you believe it). Maybe you need to set boundaries, let go of bad relationships, or correct people when you feel put down. Whatever it is, be your own champion. It is important to do this in a healthy way. Don’t lash out at others, but instead teach them how to treat you with your responses and actions. You will garner respect for yourself. Then, refuse to ever give it back! You deserve it.
Megan Johnson is a Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach who works with individuals to create the life they want. Following her service in the United States Air Force, Megan went on to work with the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities training and coaching teams all over the country. She now uses that experience and her passion combining no-nonsense strategies with her compassionate and positive nature in a private coaching practice.