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Setting my self up

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have I been setting myself up to fail? The answer to that I believe in my heart is "Yes". Why? That question I don't know the answer to. Maybe because I have failed in the past. Maybe because I believe that I can't do it. Maybe because I believe that I am too busy to succeed. Maybe beacuse I belive myself not worthy to succeed. But whatever the reason, I have been setting myself up to fail. So now what? I have idenitfied it, but what do I do about it?
I need to make changes. I need to make changes in my enviornment and in my thought processes. Knowing that I have been failing is not enough. I have to know why and change it. Not long ago I realized that I have been binging and have a complusive eating issue. Ok so now I know. I worked to do something about it but when I failed I quit. I have to change that thought and know that even when I fail, it's only one day or one hour and I have to get myself believing that I can do it.
I have such wonderful support from my husband and my family and my friends and the people I have met here at sparkpeople. All those people think I can do it. Now it's time for me to believe it. I bought myself a dry erase board and on it I am going to keep track of my daily goals. Not just for a day or for a week, and not just while I am doing good. But for a really long time. Until I don't need it any more and I don't know how long that will take, but I am going to use it. I need to know that I can do this and I am worth whatever time and effort it takes. And I know I will be better for it.
I have to set myself up to succeed. I have to set myself up to win. I know I can do it.
Here's to change. Change for the better. Baby steps to make it and staying where I am once I get there. It's time and I am so worth it!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Amen to that, Sista!
    This is a journey. Baby steps will get you there the same way huge steps that cause you to stumble will. You ARE worth it, and you CAN do it. I just know you can.

    ::in your corner:: Sue
    4091 days ago
    This Spark journey is a continued learning process. Despite your setback, you are still working on improving yourself and making yourself better. That is the key even if you took a step backwards you decided to keep moving forward. You have the right attitude so here's to wishing you success.
    4091 days ago
    I know one of the most difficult things for me is to keep going and be positive after I've slipped up. No one is perfect and this will happen from time to time we just have to let go of the mentality that a mistake is a failure. During this journey we're going to have good days and bad days. Our lives will flow and ebb and that's just the way life is. We just have to keep the course and stay positive. I know how hard this can be but I have faith that you can do it! I'm glad you are making changes and taking steps in the right directions.
    4091 days ago
    KEEPSAKE said it best -- it's a struggle but you CAN do it!!
    4091 days ago
    It is a day by day stuggle- look for the little sucesses and celebrate them every day. It will keep you going and motivated! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
    4091 days ago
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