Let’s face it, it’s easier to see it in others. Just glaringly obvious to us – to them hardly visible. To them, no big deal. To us, a huge deal. They didn’t even realize it’s subtle but stinking presence. It’s their big “buts.”
I saw them just last night as a very sharp young women shared her passionate dream. Off the charts expressive of her deeply held desires and hopes. Incredibly talented communicator and creative artist. Deep passion to make a difference with her life: BUT. A continual undermining of her own potential and gifting with her expressions of why she can't, couldn't or shouldn't. Her "Buts."
I really want to BUT I don’t have what it takes.
I really care BUT who would listen to me anyway?
I love to communicate BUT I’m not a very good communicator.
I want to help them BUT I don’t spend enough time.
I would love to share my writing BUT who am I?
Truth be told: It's often easier to see someone else’s “buts” than to see, hear or address our own “buts.” When it comes to our dreams, we undermine faith, hope and action when we let out “buts” butt in. When our “buts” have their way, the Resistance (the army the “buts” fight for) wins. I want to –BUT…. So, we procrastinate. We fail to make the call. We don’t write the chapter. We don’t volunteer. We don’t show up. We don’t speak our piece.
Have your “big buts” been holding you back lately? If “yes.”
Name them: My “buts” = (what I say when after I express my dream.)
Refute them: I hear that “but” AND it's not the truth. It's not helpful.
Release them: Don’t keep letting the “buts” butt in. “Thanks for your thoughts. I won’t be needing them any longer.”
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