That Little Voice...


February 4, 2010...

Do you know the "small voice?"

You know, the one in your brain that tries to convince you that it's okay to put it on cruise control for the rest of the day and take it easy.

"Go deserve it!"

"You don't need to exercise today! You did it last week!" 

The small voice can wield a bit of power over my actions, too, and although it always sounds convincing, it's not REALLY what I want in the long run.

Always, though, it sure in the heck sounds good at the time!

Regardless of what I want...or don't's always a challenge to run from that "little voice" inside.

"C'mon, Shawn! You've been working hard! Take a breather today! Coast the rest of the day!" 

Perhaps you've been there.

The voice that says, "Don't do that!" The voice that says, "Just one more!" The "little voice" that convinces us, "Tomorrow is a better day to start."

It's that "little voice"...the one that seems to have mastered the art of rationalization...which truly does NOT have our best intention. It's THAT "little voice" that we need to learn to understand...and then control.

If you have big dreams in your life, I can assure you that "little voice" inside you will try to speak with as big as voice as possible. The "little voice" thinks it is keeping you safe by having you not put in a full effort. The "little voice" thinks it is protecting you from possible failure or potential rejection.

But it's not.

What it is keeping you from, however, is reaching your full potential. And when you realize THAT, you'll have the power to say "NO! to that "little voice" forever.

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Shawn Anderson                                                 (310) 402-4826