You Must Overcome Your “Buts” – Day 98 of 365 Days to a Better You

Success is the process of overcoming all your buts.

Is your mind ever a BUT machine? I want to pursue that dream BUT. I want ask her out BUT. I want to stick to my budget BUT. I want world peace BUT.

Whatever comes after your BUT is the thinking you must overcome to change your outcome.

  • BUT I don’t have the time.
  • BUT she’d never go out with me.
  • BUT I want that new iPad.
  • BUT that could never happen.

Power hack: Challenge your BUTs.

  1. Ask whether your BUT is really true.
  2. Ask why it’s true.
  3. Ask for proof it’s true.
  4. Is it a matter of ability or will?
  5. Can you think of examples in your past when a similar thought turned out not to be true?
  6. Are you willing get something now instead of something better later?
  7. Which is more important – your BUT or what you want?

Usually, you’ll find your BUT is not as real or substantive as you thought.

Is it true you don’t have you don’t have time to build your dream or are you just not prioritizing your time? Is it true she would never go out with someone like you or is that just you beating yourself up? Do you REALLY need an iPad right now or can you choose to stay on your budget and take that nice vacation next year?

At the end of the day, these BUTs are gifts. They pop up almost automatically and tell us exactly what we need to overcome to see our big goals through to completion.

Find the inspiration all around you today!


Today is Day 1 of my 10-day soda detox. I hope you’re joining me in giving up something you know you should do less of. I’m craving those bubbles, but hanging tough and drinking lots of water!




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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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