Have you ever said the phrase ‘Ooh I’d love to but it’s not really ‘me’ to do something like that’ or ‘I wish I was the sort of person who could do that’?
If somebody asked you to write down a list of character traits you would use to describe yourself, what would it look like? What is it that makes us think these are traits we possess? What makes us describe ourselves as 'messy' or 'brave'.
These are all beliefs that we have created about ourselves based on certain experiences we have had in our lives. When you have an experience, your brain makes a log of this experience and stores the information to help you make future decisions. The minute you realise that a large proportion of who you are is made up of how our brain has interpreted previous experiences, as opposed to a built-in genetic permanent state, you unlock the power to become whoever you want to be.
If we're honest with ourselves, most of our initial motivation to create new habits during lockdown stemmed from not having anything else better to do, which when you think about it isn't the most awe-inspiring reason to do something.
Aurora Leighton are strong believers that you really can do anything you put your mind to, if you want it badly enough. So if you really want to succeed at something in life and achieve a goal, you need to establish your 'WHY' and you need to make sure it is a good one. Your 'WHY' needs to create a burning desire within you, where you have no other option but to succeed.