Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thoughts on freedom, and awesomeness...

Every once in a while, a moment comes in life, where we are presented with a choice.  Sometimes we aren't even aware that it's there, that a choice has to be made.  Now, we make choices every day, but sometimes the magnitude of some choices are bigger than others.  and other times, rare times, the choice feels small but the impact it will have on our lives is profound.  These choices usually are surrounded with feelings of uncertainty and these choices are always opposed.  Take for example five years ago my decision to go to an after hours business meeting that i really wasn't looking forward to.  The profound impact that choice has had on my life cannot possibly be measured.  Our entire future sometimes swings on these little minute decisions that we can so easily miss if we are not ever vigilant.

The reason for this fact of life, is that although we don't always see it, and we are not always aware of it, there is an amazing incredible life that is ours to take if we just have the courage to step into it.  The thing that holds us  back is fear.  It doesn't matter if it's a huge decision, like whether or not to have kids, or a little decision, like whether or not to pursue a new relationship. What we are afraid of is that we have to put down the baggage of the past first, in order to pick up the treasure of the future.

Sometimes, this is even harder because we've been living with the baggage for so long it's hard to imagine life without it.  We've been fearful, or oppressed, or out of shape for so long, that our mind has turned against us and we find it difficult to imagine being healthy, or hard to imagine life without fear... ironic that we can actually be afraid of living without fear, but i have seen it before.  it's just that we've been beat up for so long we don't even realize what is good and what is bad for us anymore, it's incredibly difficult to see clearly when we are stuck in the middle of the pain of life.

The truth is, you must be willing to leave behind what feels safe, secure, and familiar in order to move your life forward!  Your life starts at the end of your comfort zone!  You must stop making excuses in order to reach the next level.  I know you have what it takes, and if you don't think you do then find someone who can see you the way you want to be, the true you, and CLING TO THEM WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH because those people are RARE!  Run away from those who try to change you for the worse, and cling to those who see you truly  and are willing to love you anyway and help you see yourself as the BEST you you can be.

If you've already made a decision to change, but are just beginning the journey, I have good news and bad news.  The good news is that the hardest part is behind you.  Making the choice is the toughest part... but it's not the part that FEELS the hardest.  The truth is every day will feel the hardest for a short season while your emotions and thoughts and instincts will try to pull you back to your old way of existing!  This is why people in abusive relationships keep going back over and over.  it's our own minds working against us!  just hold on to this truth.  You already know the past, it's written down and over.  But your future doesn't have to be another chapter just like the last, just resist going back to the old ways and stand firm!  there is awesomeness right around the corner!

Your future is waiting, waiting for you to go through the pain of leaving your past behind.  And you can't have the future til you lose the past.  It's just how the world works.  You will either suffer the pain of discipline  and choosing your own destiny, or you will suffer the pain of regret.  It's your choice.

My last thought is this... the main thing you are faced with each day that hold us back from our goals, ALL our goals... Family, finance, fitness, business, and personal goals... the thing holding us back is between our own ears..  Fear,  doubt, and worry.  How do you think you're life will turn out if you make all your decisions based on fear doubt and worry.

But don't be afraid, and don't be sad.  It feels big right now because your in the moment, but soon, you won't believe you waited as long as you have to become who you were meant to be.  Take ground, leave no fear left alive!  You CAN go for it and WIN!  I'll see you on the other side!

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