The truth is incontrovertible

I had lunch with my mum a couple hours ago, my mum lives a couple hundred miles from me so it is always a delight to see her. I asked her to meet me at a local super market which is near my office for lunch. A couple hours later I was sitting for lunch with mum catching up on everything that has been going own. Very quickly the conversation turned serious, she was not happy that I was not doing something that I was meant to be doing, I quickly tried to defend myself, I told her how busy I was doing my day job and trying to build my coaching business from scratch, Mum did not even look at me as I went through my reasons, she waited for me to finish what I was saying and she just said “Excuses will not take you anywhere, the truth is that you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing”
My mum noticed that there was something that needed to change in my life if I was to achieve all the things that I want to achieve. It is very uncomfortable when someone confronts you on something you are not doing right, the first thing you will do is to try and justify why you are doing what you are doing. The truth is that It does not matter how much you justify what you are doing, if it is wrong, it is wrong. After my mum spoke to me, I looked at the situation objectively and I have realised that that I need to change that thing to make my life better. Has someone close to you ever told you that you need to change in a certain area? How much better would your life be if you change that part of your life? Today my mum taught me that nice people don’t change lives, however, honest and caring people do.

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