Once Again With Feeling!
Saturday, March 31, 2018
I was re-reading some of my old blogs and ran across one that shocked me. It was about dueling with myself and it's still there if you want to check it out. But what got me to thinking was how much I have changed since I wrote that blog.
I was obviously in a dark place and struggling as we all do from time to time, but I was feeling intimidated by my own worst enemy, my self, because who knew my weaknesses better or how to derail my goals better than my self? I also noticed so many instances of low self-esteem in my writing. I wish I could give her a hug and let her know that although we haven't reached our goals yet, it's definitely not impossible and not only that we're going to get there this year!
Now when I think of battling with my self, I think of it as an advantage because who knows me better than I do? Who knows how to encourage me, how to think, talk and act positively and look at things from a positive perspective instead of a negative one better than I do? So I no longer think of this as a battle with myself, but a partnership between the me I am now and the me I'm working to become.
So no more beating myself up when I have a set back or when I don't meet a goal or even when I back slide. This is a journey, not a race. The path is winding and often hilly, full of stumbling blocks and hard to climb. Sometimes it even switches back on you and it feels like you aren't making much progress, but you are!
Before you know it... through the trees, just around the next bend... you catch a glimpse of your destination in the distance. It's really not that far away is it? You just have to keep following the path, no matter where it might temporarily lead and trust that you will end up exactly where you intended to be when you took that first step.
So let's keep putting one foot in front of the other together. We're just a bit of time and effort away from being able to look back at how far we've come. Take care of you my friends. Ü