There are times when you need a good push. This is why coaches are an invaluable resource. They push you to the goal line. They push us when our lazy nature wants to quit.
Humans by nature are lazy. we all are. It’s easier to go with the flow and let nature takes its course than fight against the wind or waves or whatever storm is happening in our lives.
Discipline is doing the things that you don’t enjoy doing in order to obtain the results that you desire.
But that sort of laziness leaves you unfulfilled, empty and hollow.
It’s a sick feeling in your gut to realize that you’ve sold yourself short and all those people that said you had more potential were right. You haven’t given it your all, you’ve sold yourself short. You’re the one that is responsible for being sidelined in your own life.
It’s not the illusions that you see in media, not the glamorous lifestyles portrayed by Hollywood. It’s reaching your own potential, your own dreams, crossing those small goals off of your to-do list until you cross the big goal off with a sense of satisfaction.
What are you selling yourself short on?
What dreams have you shelved?
Are you living up to your potential?
I know for me the answers to these questions aren’t a simple encompassing yes or no, but a range from zero to 10 in different aspects of life. For instance, in parenting I would assess an 8 or 9, always giving my best for my kids.
In the area of personal growth, I would assess myself a 4 or 5.
It’s just my opinion, but I think moms are notoriously givers and are prone to forget themselves especially after years of doing so. It becomes a habit. So much to the point that when someone tells you to think about your own dreams, it seems odd and even selfish.
This is an unhealthy view. What good are we to anyone else if we let ourselves fall through the cracks?
It’s time to make yourself a priority. It’s time to invest in your well-being and pursue your dreams with relentless abandon.
Come on, you’re worth it!
Give yourself as much as you would give to others.
It’s not too late to pick up the pieces and start making progress in the right direction. It’s time to believe in yourself. You may have to discard some pieces of old puzzles that don’t fit into the hopes for your future. You may not have every piece to see the finished picture, but embrace the partial vision that you have. As you get closer to the finish line, everything will come into focus.
Start believing in yourself. Start moving in the direction of your future.
Good things can happen to you!
Invest in YOU!
Write on my friends, write on!