How bad does it have to hurt?

There is a great story I heard one time. It’s about two old men sitting on a front porch along with one of their old dogs. Everyone once in a while when the old dog would move it would whimper and whine. After a while, the one old man asked the other, “Why does your dog whimper and whine like that?” The old man told him, “He’s laying on a nail.” The other old man asked, “Why doesn’t he move?” The old man replied, “I guess it don’t hurt bad enough.”

Is this where you are in life? Your life is not what it could be, but it isn’t bad enough for you to do anything about it. How much does it have to hurt for you to do something about it? How many of us go through life everyday like that old dog? We whimper and whine, but we don’t get off that nail. We simply tolerate the discomfort of having a job that’s good enough. Of living a life where we know we are not reaching our full potential.

Why do we do that? It’s those little voices in your head whenever you think about your dreams. They tell you that you’re not good enough, that you’re too old or too young. They say that you don’t have what it takes or that you’re not qualified. Those little voices are holding you back from having the life that you were put here to have. Stop and think about that for a minute. Are you going to let voices in your head be the difference between living your dream and just existing?

This week take control of those little demons. Bust them up and kick them out of your thoughts. You can overcome those thoughts. Start today by filling your mind with only constructive, productive, self empowering, positive thoughts. Start TODAY!!!