Work hard or work smarter. You choose.

I’ve had so many different conversations this week with people talking about what they’re not, and how they’re trying to ‘get better’ or improve at the things they suck at, or find hard to do.

It has got me curious.

Why is that generally speaking we seem more comfortable focusing on what we’re not rather than what we are?

I’m not patient enough, fast enough, thin enough, smart enough, young enough, experienced enough……. ad infinitum.


So…. Just for a second imagine that you are enough. How does that feel?

What if you stopped focusing on all the things that society, others and you tell yourself you’re not.

Is our society’s default position a negative one??? Sometimes I really wonder.

We pull ourselves to pieces and we criticise others with such ease. We think the worst when we could just as easily think the best. All of this is just habit. That’s it.

What if it’s easier to change than you think it is? What if all you really need is a desire to change and then be open to doing things differently?

It really is just as easy to focus on the positive as the negative. It is just about what habit you’ve got going on.

Practice makes permanence.

So, what if, instead of focusing on what you’re not (no fun) and trying to create that, you focused on your strengths and talents (much more fun)?

This would mean looking to use your talents more and to make these talents your trademark. It would mean noticing when your heart is singing and building more of that into your life.

For years I struggled with things I judged myself as being rubbish at, but once I understood that I was just relying on things that I wasn’t talented at, it helped me to drop judgment and to begin to truly see myself and made life so much more fun.

So if it’s hard for you to see what you’re great at, (and it can be if that’s not our habit) here are some ideas to get you started…..

  • Ask people who love you what’s great about you
  • Ask yourself, if money weren’t an issue what would you do?
  • Ask other what your gifts are
  • Think about times you’ve been so absorbed in what you’re doing that you totally lost track of time
  • What could you talk about all day long and still want to talk about it more?

The most successful individuals are those that know what they’re good at and use their energy getting better at it.

The most successful companies are the ones that look to find out and use the talents of their workforce.Awesome

We really do get to create our reality, the only thing that stops you is you.

Have courage.

Smash these limitations. 

See yourself.


We all are. You just have to believe it and that’s the challenge, To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

See what you are, not what you are not. Work with what you are. Not with what you are not.

You are enough.




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