Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Dec
2016

How to Stay Seriously Stuck

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, December 01, 2016
Featured Image

I suppose ALL motivational speakers on the planet talk about what TO do in order to be successful in life, but it suddenly occurred to me that it might also be of value to talk about what NOT to do. Like what NOT to do if I had some habit that I wanted to change. A habit like…oh, I don't know…eating sugar. How about that one. So instead of looking at what I SHOULD be doing to change this crappy behavior, let me look at what I am doing that is keeping me stuck. And if you are interested in changing some self-destructive habit, here are a few things that may be keeping you stuck. I'll use the example of my sugar consumption:

1. Argue for your limitations. If you do, they are yours. "But I have an addiction to sugar! THAT'S why I can't stop eating it!" Okay, good to know. It's now yours for life.

2. Blame other people. LOVE this one! It absolves you of all responsibility! "I COULD stop sugar, but YOU keep bringing stuff into the house!" Oh…you poor little victim, you.

3. Rationalize and deny. Ever heard yourself say, "Well, it's not THAT bad." Uh, yes. It is. Your butt's as big as a snow plow. Get a three-way mirror.

4. Don't Think Ahead. Going to a party? Do NOT fill up on veggies and lean protein before you leave. Go really, really hungry so you'll eat anything and everything that comes within a 10 foot radius of you as you walk in the door.

5. Focus on the problem. Do NOT think about a solution. Do NOT put a picture in your mind of how glorious you will feel when you've overcome the problem. ONLY think about how awful, difficult and miserable this is – and how hopeless, pitiful and weak you are. Wallow in it. Ooooooh. That feels good, right?

6. Wait to get started until tomorrow. Or Monday. Or on the 1st of January. Or when the moon is in Jupiter. And while you’re waiting, have another bowl of ice cream…

So this is the start of my list. I'm sure there's more, but for right now, I'm going to focus on doing the OPPOSITE of everything on this list. And, in keeping with number 6, I'm going to my refrigerator right now and throwing out my ice cream. 

I can do this...I can do this...I can do this...

About the Author

Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!



Like this blog? Share it!


Watch Linda in Action!

Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

self confidence liking political anxiety handling fear listening bucket list aging motivation Colette Carlson National Car Rental Christine Cashen overcoming adversity actors what you name the thing raising happy children controlling your emotional state American Idol relationship building feeling good depression funny video power of a smile criticism linda larsen how to become a motivational speaker encouragement expectations parenting personal development mans search for meaning listening skills contempt Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto changing behaviors truth difficult patients bill cosby communication Noah Racey's Pulse Conrad Hall funny motivational speakers achievements motivational speaker success how to listen Lenscrafters dental practice Dr. Phil dr. john gottman speak up sleep gratitude proactive people self-image Hamilton defensiveness good night's sleep Changing perspectives finding humor iPhone4S husbands who don't listen getting to yes self talk marriage selling happiness bottom line improvement advertising how to strengthen relationships raving fans gift ideas stress management Lin-Manuel Miranda Hillary Clinton habits high self-esteem acting gender communication chronic back pain motivational speaker Linda Larsen negative thinking facebook activity Meryl Runion latex mattress review Gary Marachek gripers fact checking remodel stress nonverbal communication mattress recommendation trust in relationships tension cell phone addiction anxiety bipolar disorder humor Kelly Swanson Shakespeare, thank-you notes compassion coping with anxiety marshmallow test understanding panic attacks passion motivational speaker on communication effective communication communication skills southern accent multi-tasking stressful elections clinical depression difficult people whiners cheerleading flying eyebrows customer service laughter zig ziglar how to get what you want attitudes stonewalling appreciation motivational speaker on customer service lying in politics goal achievement healthcare positive perspective public speaking horror stories Brian Walter magic act time management humorous motivational speaker Politifact motivational speaker conflict management success happiness best bed for bad back complainers confidence speaking nightmares the business of motivational speaker truth in politics Tim Richardson personal achievement positive attitude how to happy Donald Trump shakespeare Broadway Bill Stainton bad drivers holiday stress successful dental practices happy customers Viktor Frankl friendships happiness at work beauty dental practice strategies building character PhotoShop funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen back relief change motivational speakers losing weight joy divorce statistics achieving success mental illness how to deal with negative people unhappy employees personality types election 2016 costumes reframing airline pilots customer service training personal growth brain chemistry communication model building rapport motivational speaker Brad Montgomery Tim Gard managing stress patient service attitude Asolo State Theater personal responsibility changing habits fear of trump presidency funny motivational speaker goal setting vision boards how to have high self-esteem