Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The (wo)Man In The Mirror

Do you ever stop and think about what keeps you from doing the things you dream about? The things that consume most of your conscious and probably all of your unconscious thinking?  Would you believe me if I said YOU were the problem?  Not your parents, not your job, not even your significant other. It's you. 

Being a true procrastinator this fact took me a long time to figure out. Only over the last 2 years have I put this knowledge in to practice and even so it's something that is easier said than done.  I mean how do you tell yourself day after day it's your own fault if you're not getting up in the morning to work out or that it's your own fault for not prepping food and instead ate pizza all week?  (that last one has no reference to me fyi lol) Staying in your comfort zone is safe, it's easy, and it requires no risk.  It also can leave you horribly miserable (and full of pizza) because you feel like you're going no where.  

Now I can hear some of you saying "I can't do this. I have (insert the best excuses EVER) holding me back"  This is where you are completely WRONG. Remember what I said at the beginning of this blog? The problem is what?? Oh right, YOU.  So since you're the problem who can fix it? That's right, YOU!  My favorite quote that I like to think I made up myself but very well may have paraphrased from something else is:

The moment you believe in yourself is the moment ANYTHING is possible.

Take a good look at yourself, listen to your own excuses, laugh at them, and move forward.  Start small and slowly progress towards your goals whatever they may be.  When you start to believe that you in fact do have control in your life, you'll be amazed at where you can go. :)

I speak from complete experience on this matter. Like I said it's taken me a while to accept this reality and have only recently started putting it in to practice but I have managed to do some great things since I have.  Try it out, the only thing you really have to lose is your fear of the unknown but you have so much more to gain.