Have you ever had a "Theme of the Week"? Something that keeps coming up over and over again that no matter what you do, it always echoes that same idea?
Well, here's mine for this week and I'm sure you'll take something from it. I certainly have.
I have this set of CD's from T. Harv Eker. I don't even know what the title of the program is, all I know is that when I'm sick of NPR (which usually is about 5 minutes) I pop one in and listen to what he has to say.
For those of you who don't know who Eker is, he is a motivational guy... a second tier Tony Robbins.
So I'm listening to Harv in the car this week and he says something that I have to repeat. So I scan the CD to find it again. When I repeat it, I get the chills...
He says that everything you've ever done in your life has lead you to the point you are at right now.
Let me say that again... everything that you've ever done in your life has lead you to the point you are at right now.
Make sense? Maybe it's not so ground breaking for you, but I want to explain what it meant to me and I think you'll take something from it.
I spent most of my life in fear of how people would react to anything I'd say. I was afraid of the word "no." Deathly afraid of rejection of any kind.
Some of you might be able to relate. That fear lead me to a place where I had no self-confidence, no money and where I was always feeling trapped. Every decision that I had made that avoided the possibility of hearing "no" lead me straight to an unhappy, miserable place.
It was torturous. I was there for a while.
I finally broke out of that slump when I realized that if I CONTINUED to make the same choices and believed the same things, I would never, never, never accomplish the things I wanted to accomplish. It was just that simple. No change, no success.
This applies to you in thousands of ways...
If you are overweight, tired, worn out, angry, anxious, in a dead end job, in a dead end relationship, etc. then your decisions and beliefs have brought you right to that exact place. You've created this reality for yourself.
If you are broke, lazy, fearful, your actions and thoughts have brought you to that exact place. Like Eker says, everything that you've ever done in your life has lead you to the point you are at right now.
When you think of it this way, it gets you thinking.
Here's the kicker... if you continue to believe the same things and take the same actions, you will continue to live the same overweight, tired, worn out, angry, anxious, in a dead end job, in a dead end relationship, etc. life that you are living now.
There is no magic pill.
If you rate the quality of your life on a 1 to 10 scale (10 meaning fantastic) and it is not a 10, then you have some serious decisions to make. I don't know many people who are striving to live a "5" life, but I'll bet many of you have that rating for one or two aspects in your life. If you don't start to change the way you think and act, then your "5" will ALWAYS be a "5".
Since you're here for health and fitness, let's think about it this way... if you are out of shape and can't find the time to exercise even though you really want to... that's fine... just know that your decision is based on your present beliefs, not new ones that can propel you into a life of energy and vibrancy.
If you are addicted to sweets and you know that it brings you down, but you always make up the excuse that it's just how you are... then yes, it will just be how you always are... addicted to sweets, worn down and gaining more pounds.
You need to start breaking free of your past beliefs.
I spent years breaking free of the negative belief systems that were installed in my head when I was younger. I would always question the negative, before I looked at the positive. ALWAYS. When someone would present an idea, I'd say "What if...", "Won't work because...", etc. The negative ruled and it got me nowhere!
Maybe you're like this. Maybe you have different challenges that you need to think about. Anger, anxiety, fears, health, relationships...
You can change the situation you are in now. This is how you start...
Start by doing things that are out of your comfort zone. Start questioning your belief systems. Start by doing the opposite of what you normally would do. Start by smiling and taking fear with you... not letting it stop you.
You should be living a "10" life, full of vibrancy, energy and creativity. You deserve it. Start shaking it up today.