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Tuesday Morning....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Scared Money Doesn't Play"...an old gambling reference

I've always liked this saying, I've used it alot over the years with myself, in attempts to just push through whatever fear I had going into different situations.

Well, this whole journey is one big "situation" no doubt....and I really do try and use little sayings, mantras, whatever you want to call them, my own way of coaching myself through the destructive framework I have in my mind and pushing forward towards my goals.

So unless I'm willing to let the fear go and get in the game, I'm never gonna get what I'm lookin' for....this kind of thinking doesn't apply to everything in life, but quite a few areas' for me anyway.

Up early, connecting the dots with meals, sit-ups and walking...a bunch of work to do and then Cindy & I are heading to the Princeton Club to meet w/Annette, do a work-out, Cindy is going to get her own tour of the place so she can start to fold in her own activities there and then we are all meeting w/the owners again for another meeting. Kind of exciting for Annette and I, things might end up really changing from today going forward and it's pretty exciting for her and I both. So in this situation, much like prior to the news story they did about me...I get scared and anxious and wonder if I am even up for this kind of change in my life and if I have what it takes to be out in the world exactly as I am....so today's much needed mantra is...


I'll report tomorrow, have a great Tuesday! Ryan

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    Just so you know - you help me as much as we help you - Did you know that?!?

    I'm really inspired by your courage to get out there. I found a place to go and I have been putting off making the trip to pay the fee and giving in to all sorts of excuses. When I read that you are going to the Princeton Club it makes me think of the place I should be going. I'll let you know if I make it.
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    Can't wait to hear about your trip to the Princeton Club went. Hope it was everything you hoped it to be.
    4053 days ago
    There is nothing to fear but fear itself! You have crossed alot of hurdles already and will will conquer the Princeton Club as well!

    Can't wait to hear how well you did!

    4053 days ago
    What an exciting step for you! You have worked so hard to get to this point, it seems like a natural progression to me. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

    I used to go to a gym a few years ago, and one of the things that had always kept me from going was I was afraid all the "gym rats" would be mean to me---whatever that means. One of my friends told me that everyone is so busy working out, they wouldn't pay any attention to me, and I found that to be true.

    But even better, everyone was friendly. Even the hardest core exercisers used to greet me after I had been coming for a while. Once, I got in a little over my head with the bell bar. I couldn't raise it up to get it back where it belonged and I was teetering a little (my trainer wasn't with me that day). Some young, muscular guy came sprinting over and lifted it for me.

    So, if you're having any fears that way, you may be in for a pleasant surprise!

    Just take doing this one day at a time and accept where you are like you do with the whole process, and you'll do fine!

    Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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    Comment edited on: 5/18/2010 4:05:40 PM
    You are SO up for the challenge! Perhaps instead of using and thinking "scared and anxious" you might use "excited and nervous"? Just a thought. Either way the butterflies are fluttering around in your stomach I'm sure. Just sounds more positive. Enjoy the Princeton Club.

    Take care and stay healthy
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