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Stop Giving Yourself Such A Hard Time!

Hi everyone,

We have been asked to adapt, pivot, change, work harder and everything else that requires our emotions and physical energy to be tested, which has often resulted in massive stress for some people and organisations.

Even though our intentions might be honourable, our minds and bodies sometimes don’t get the same memo, resulting in disappointment – again!

We then roll up into a ball and justify why we didn’t achieve our goals. But really we knew we wouldn’t, because we already told ourselves that.

The problem is that we put such lofty expectations on ourselves that demand we make the required changes in one foul swoop, rather than recognise that we make change over time, bit by bit, and failure by failure – how exciting!

Some time ago I began to deal with this issue in my own life, in a different way.

Rather than putting pressure on one moment, I began to see everyday as a second chance, a new opportunity to take a very small step towards what I wanted to achieve.

So what if I failed yesterday? Tomorrow is a second chance to try again and take a step closer to achieving my dreams and goals.

It is time we took the pressure off ourselves and realised that life and change is a marathon not a sprint

You may never get certain moments back, but you can rectify the indecision or wrong decisions that you made, if you are brave enough to try again.

Everyday is a second chance!
What you didn’t achieve today simply presents an opportunity for tomorrow.

When we start to live like this, we begin to look forward to what can happen, rather than constantly punishing ourselves for what goes wrong

Every day is a second chance – I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for tomorrow!

Have a great week.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


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