Mindset is everything. You’ve probably heard of that before. What you think, speak, and believe is what turns into truth.
If you’re a negative person, you’ll always see the glass as half empty.
If you’re a positive person, you’ll see a greater reason for every moment in life.
But this isn’t about that. I’m going to share with you how I am working on overcoming my self-limiting beliefs in the hope that it inspires truth and acceptance in yourself to where you can start taking small steps to change the way you think.
I used to think of myself as a pretty positive person, but hindsight is 20/20 and when I look back at the person I was several years ago- I realize I wasn’t actually a positive person. I was dramatic, I played the victim, and I blamed everyone else for things that happened in my life.
When I gave birth to my daughter and was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression, I truly had these eye opening experiences. I was the only person to blame for my mindset. I was waking up everyday dreading my new life and I didn’t want to be that person anymore. I wanted to look at my day with joy. I wanted to really live in a moment and experience it. I wanted to live my life to it’s absolute fullest.
So I started finding solutions to my problems, versus just sitting around and complaining about my unfortunate circumstances. Because here’s the thing- they’re just circumstances. They can change at any moment. They don’t have to remain this way. And the moment you put perimeters around your circumstances is the moment you failed.
Why can’t you quit your job?
Why can’t you take that vacation?
Why can’t you decide to clean up your eating?
Because here’s the thing, the time passes- whether your actively participating in your life or your sitting on the couch day after day binge watching TV. The time is passing. And I chose to stop being a spectator and instead be a participant in this miraculous thing called life.
I want to go to bed with the thoughts of:
I loved enough
I laughed enough
I am enough
I am capable
I am successful
I am grateful
I am blessed
I am desired
I will achieve my dreams
Because what you think right before you fall asleep is what you think when you first wake up. So If I drone off to sleep telling myself all the positives from that day and speaking truth into my future- I will achieve those things. I don’t have a “timeline” so to speak. I have goals and I have steps to put in place to achieve goals, but if I don’t hit my deadline- then I work just as hard and I keep at it. I don’t give up. I don’t throw in the towel, and I certainly don’t complain about ME not reaching MY goals. I celebrate the little things that lead up to those larger goals.
I see the clients I work with speaking their goals out-loud
I see people succeeding with my coaching advice
I see women stop obsessing over weight and start loving themselves
I see moms laughing again
I see women putting down their cell phones and engaging with their children
I see women believing in themselves for the first time in a long time
I see joy
I see love
I see acceptance
Because after all- that’s all life really is- is accepting your life for what it is and living it. We only get one life. Very few of us will get a “second chance’, and if you do- I pray to the Lord Almighty you won’t waste it.