“My ego was trying to attach me to who I had been up to this point and to get back doing what I had been doing for most of my adult life.

I had to think beyond tha past and the present and find my path to the future. Navigate my way out of my present circumstances and remove any attachments to my ego and start on my new journey”. excerpts from my book ‘Mind Over Mountains’.

Low self-esteem and being attached to your ego causes you to remain stuck. I experienced this myself and I allude to it in the book. I come across it all the time now with clients as they aspire to make changes to their lives. If you have a fixed mindset about yourself then you attach certain labels and stickers to yourself. You build your identity from your past, which is why it’s so difficult to change. To make any changes, your not just changing your behaviour. Your letting go of who you are. For better or worse we feel more comfortable with a solidifeid sense of ourself. The only way to give up this belief that your past predicts your future is by DECIDING TO DO SO.

Give up the belief that is keeping you stuck’ Give up the idea that there is a fixed version of you. Give up on the fixed mindset you have about yourself. Let go of the ego. You have strengths and weaknesses of course but they do not have to define who you are. You can transform your personality and your circumstances . This is really about YOU deciding to give yourself  the freedom to decide what you want to do and who you really want to be.

Raise your self-esteem and decide what you want to care about, what is important to you. Work hard on your goals, decide to live how you want to live, not how you are “supposed to”. It starts with self improvements. You begin to make changes, set goals, get in shape, start a business, change your job, follow a healthy diet, follow your dreams. Unshackle yourself from your fixed mindset about yourself. You cannot change the past. You can plan and implement your future. Do it freely without the burdens of your past and your self limiting beliefs. You are the Director of your own movie. This is your story. From today live it on your terms.


Mairtin Og Mc Donagh

Accredited Life Coach with a Passion for Outdoor Adventure.
Helping busy People with their Work Life Balance

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