As we close the door of 2017 and peer into what 2018 might hold for us, I can’t help but to feel excitement!
2017 ended with goals met and some just out of reach, but that’s what a new year is for, right? When I’m ready to make a plan and create goals, I find it best if I imagine them to be tangible thoughts.
I picture myself at my goal weight or being able to lift a certain amount or being able to walk into a store and not worry about “if they have my size”. Then once my goals manifest as tangible thoughts, I run like hell to catch them!
Create visuals that ignite your soul and don’t stop for anything until you have it in your hands!
Too often the road is hard and frequently frustrating…dare I say, even unfair!
You’re already going through the rough patch. Why not keep going and actually get the reward?!
If you stop when it gets hard, then of course you’ll be unhappy and hate it! If you push through the pain and make it to the end…I’ll bet there will be a reward for you.
“Why Me” creates thoughts of being the victim, thoughts of negativity and thoughts of you being at fault. How often do you find yourself in this mindset when life finds you in less than favorable situations?
What about switching it up and throwing out the “why me” and substitute it with “try me”?
“Try Me” implys strength, confidence and the idea that you can tackle whatever giant crosses your path. Adopting this mindset will push you through the dirt & grime that life sometimes tosses your way.
You are not a victim. You are VICTORIOUS!
Bottom line, go meet your ship. It won’t always sail to you. Sometimes you have to roll your sleeves up and own it!
How far will you go go to meet your ship?
It’s only a recent discovery of mine that fitness is 100% mind over matter.
The times I’m able to block out my mind from spewing comments of self doubt or thinking that this is “too hard”, that’s when I SOAR! That’s when I am free and I let my body do all the work.
I encourage you to begin to block your mind when it comes to fitness and let your body speak up. Your body will tell you when you’ve had enough…and I’m willing to bet you’ll go further, harder and longer than your mind once thought.
How many “dreams” do you have? A dream that one day you will…
Dreams are the first step in the goal setting process. You have to first DREAM about a change. Once you make it into a GOAL, that’s when things happen.
Now you start planning. Start plotting. Start adding or subtracting things from your life. Goals are what you have when you are determined to make your dream a reality.
Its not impossible, it just takes a little elbow grease to turn that DREAM into a GOAL. ✨
Friends! How often does it happen that we are encompassed in the turns and twists of life and get caught up in negativity? Sure, times get dark and gloomy. Things may go wrong and days may be dragging on, but if you were so busy loving the things you do have, would you have time to hate? Would you have time to regret the things you don’t have? Would you fear?
Love your life and start living it.
You are not lost.
Their road is paved, yours is not.
Your road is winding feverishly, theirs is straight.
Their road is surrounded by lush flora, yours is rocky and dry.
Both are right. Both are true. Both are well traveled.
A different path is not wrong or unpleasant. Its unique characteristics does not determine its worth.
You are not lost.
Life can give you the sweetest flowers and also the most sour lemons. It’s messy. It’s hard. It’s down right unfair. Sometimes the pain is by the hands of others and other times we are our own worst enemy.
Bottom line. You are the leader of your life. Don’t let sticks or stones break you. Shine bright like the diamond you are! ✨✨✨
I’ve experienced the feeling that “this is far enough”.
I’ve reached my original goal. I’ve accomplished a lot and no one would say I haven’t tried.
However, then I think, “when was the day that I became complacent”? When was it that I decided I’ve come this far and now I can stop?
This week I’d really encourage myself and you to determine where you are now and set another goal.
You and I both know that this isn’t it. This isn’t the end. This isn’t where you or I get to rest. This is where we keep going.