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Approved 02 February, 2020 @ 5:55pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 2)

Self-empowerment don't come easy!

Rise and Shine…

6am and your hand can't make it to the alarm clock, before the voices in your head start telling you its too early, too dark and too cold to get out of bed.

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In the 30+ odd years that I have practised as a psychologist, career- and life coach, there is one particular aspect of human behaviour that I found quite mystifying. People does dumb things (myself included), but - rather naivelyphenomenonawesomeidiotic
commanding them to move.

A legion of voices are shouting an unanimous permission to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland.

But you didn't asked for their opinion, the voice you choose is one of deviance, a voice that said that there was a reason why you set that alarm in the first place.

So sit up, put your feet on the ground and don't look back, because you have work to do.

Welcome to the grinding stone…

For what is each day other a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way.

Ten thousand streams pan out like a river delta before you, each one promising the path of least resistance.

The thing is you headed upstream when you make that choice. When you decide turn your back on what is comfortable, and safe, and what some will call common sense… well, that is day one. From there it only gets tougher, so just make sure that this is something that you truly want, because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away. All you have to do is pick-up your feet.

But you aren't going to, are you?

With each step comes the decision to take another, you are on your way now, but this is no time to dwell on how far you have come. You are in a fight against an opponent that you cannot see, but you can feel him on your heels, feel him breathing down your neck. You know who that is?

That's… you!

Your fears, your doubts, your insecurities, all lined up like a firing squad. Ready to shoot you out of the sky.

Don't be sorry, they are not easily defeatable and far from invincible.

Remember this is the reign, the battle between you and your mind. You body and the devil on your shoulders telling you that this is just a game, this is just a waste of time. Your opponents are stronger than you.

Drown out the voice of absurdity with the sound of your own heartbeat, burn away your own self-doubtplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigDoubt

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There are two-sides to the coin... self- & idea-, the one side - by default - often is toxic, the other side - when handled correctly - is nourishing.


* self-doubt is BAD * idea-doubt is GOOD

it is imperative to obtain balance in this regard to restore a healthy
with a fire of determination and never forget that there is always more than you think is possible.

Listen to that little encouraging voice that always says that you can run a little faster, jump a little higher and that you can always do one more thing.

For you the laws of physics is a mere suggestion.

Luck is the last dying wish of those that think that you will gain by accident or chance.

You have to decide now, because destiny waits for no man.

If your time comes and a thousand little voices tell you that you are not ready for it… FOCUS on the one voice that says you are ready, you are prepared and its all up to you now!

So rise and shine… and face your challenges with the dignity and confidence of a self-empowered individual!

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