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During my vacation I was reading a very nice book by Robin S. Sharma titled “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny.” 
I would like to share with you here a message that I found very interesting: “First of all begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory”. 
I’ve been talking about memories a lot in this newsletter. In this part, however, I will focus on your imagination, your creative self. According to the author, “[...] things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality.” He invites us to take control of our thoughts. “You will begin to unlock the true potential of your mind to create the kind of magical life that I believe you deserve. From tonight onwards forget about the past. Dare to dream that you are more than the sum of your current circumstances. Expect the best…” 
Give everything your best shot. If you failed once, this doesn’t mean that you will fail again. “Dare to dream” and dream BIG. You are who you want yourself to be. If you think of yourself as a loser then all the future scenarios you will create in your mind will feature you as the star loser and if you think of yourself as a confident person, you will be the person who can make all his/her dreams come true. 
Through my work as a life coach, I have found that the biggest obstacle to unlocking a client’s potential is him/herself. We are masters at creating our own reality and it often includes a lot of self-limiting beliefs:
I can never run a marathon/ climb a mountain/ ride a bicycle
I am not a good parent
I’m a failure
25 kilos! I can’t lose this weight. It’s impossible! I’m not disciplined enough.
I’m so unlucky
I’m not smart enough, wealthy enough or experienced enough
And the list goes on… This is what in coaching we call your saboteur. It is an internal voice that will stop you from taking a risk when you need to in order to create a more fulfilled life. It will stop at nothing if you try to disturb the status quo. It loves the comfort zone and bastes in its warmth and is more often than not the reason why you will not take that step that will make the biggest difference in your future.
Rick Carson, author of “Taming your Gremlin” invites us to “simply notice” the Gremlin or Saboteur when it shows up. By simply noticing its presence we are realizing that we have the choice to listen to it and allow it to make decisions on our behalf or dismiss it. 
For more information about Saboteurs and how to keep them under control, I highly recommend reading “Taming your Gremlin” by Rick Carson. You can also visit the website of the Gremlin Taming Institute at www.tamingyourgremlin.com. Of course you can always call me for a coaching session!

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