Hi there Journal & Friends,
Have you ever been smacked upside the head by your OWN words??! I was...last night.
I had been trying to figure out why I was struggling again this week with consistency with my food. Then last night I read the post by Chris, at A Deliberate Life.
Sometimes we just have to hear it said differently to "get it". Yep, I had taken my eyes off the prize. I heard what Chris was saying, and it clicked for me.
Yes, Chris, I hear you!
She said if your consistency is lacking, check your motivation. Your REASON for doing this.
Sean Anderson talks a lot about consistency, too. And he refers to "motivating thoughts" as his source of motivation.
I tend to refer to it as my "Why" for doing this.
We all have our own terminology, but it's all the same message: You must have your OWN powerful internal motivating reasons for making these healthy changes. Powerful enough to see you through the tough times.
And the tough times WILL come. If you think you are different and won't face them, you're fooling yourself. We all have ups and downs... it's called LIFE. How we handle it is the make-or-break of it.
After I read Chris' post last night, I re-read my own post from Day 82, called The HOW & The WHY.
Ouch! That's when it hit me... I was trying so hard to learn to "live in the moment" and all that... I had neglected my dreams, my goals. I know it's a parallel truth... they must both be a part of my thinking. I just need to figure it out a little better! How to integrate them both into my thinking at the same time. Every day. When I get busy, I tend to neglect this.
For me, I NEED to dream, to imagine the future me, to "see" it. And to somehow do the daily living part now, yet not lose the dreaming part. That's what I'm working on. Tips and hints gladly accepted! LOL!
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From Dr Phil's book: "Problems don't get better with inattention."
My verse for today: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge."
My quote for today: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." --Walt Disney
Enjoy the Journey,