So I’m writing today’s Monday Motivation post from a little bit of a hindsight point of view.
In fact, it’s the same conversation I’m having with myself now – even wresting with these thoughts as I write this. What you don’t know is that last week was a really trying time for me. I
found myself just mentally and physically exhausted. I was also feeling REALLY overwhelmed and wrought with anxiety. A lot of my anxiety was rooted in my own perception about my life and things I had going on.
Always a people pleaser, I found myself surrounded by deadlines, things that I needed to get done, things that I want to do but have no idea how to start, clients to please and take care of, personal obligations, obligations to my business… Just so much stuff!
Things came to a head about Friday when I decided to admit I needed help. I need to rely on my staff for certain things, I needed to rely on my family for other things, and to just step back and not put the weight of the entire world on my shoulders.
In fact, this past weekend was the first in a very long time where I had ME time! And I feel so refreshed and ready to focus on the tasks I have ahead. Yesterday something dawned on me…
I was running errands and it was like I had this huge AH HA moment! I realized a lot of the anxiety that I was feeling had to do with the fact that I have not been spending enough time focusing on the things that I want.
Focusing on the positive.
Focusing on my goals and what I have to do to get things done – and make those goals my reality.
Instead, I was focused on the small battles, the temporary road blocks that were getting in the way of my path to those goals. It was in that moment that I realized I had to get back to the big picture, and change my mindset so that success can be mine.
Now how does this relate to your body transformation goals you might ask…
Well it’s all one in the same. It’s common for many of us to focus on the present, and forget that the act of taking one step at a time is what gets the end result. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the here and now, and wanting things to change, “like yesterday”, that we lose sight of the destination – the road ahead.
The lesson in this message that I want you to take with you throughout this week is to stay focused on your goal, and see in your mind’s eye what you want. It is important for you to visualize what it is that you want to accomplish. It is through that visualization that you will be able to stay on the straight and narrow.
It is so easy to focus on the negative, and all the things that are going wrong in your life. But only you have the power to change that, only you have the power to try to see your goals and want to truly make them your reality. By doing this over and over, you train yourself to be consistent with staying on the path to getting what you want.
So no matter what slip-ups occur, no matter how many times you fall off the wagon, you’ll always get back to being on the straight and narrow. And honestly, with everything that I was feeling last week, keeping in mind what I want to accomplish and keeping in mind the goals that I set for myself, no matter what happens I can always get back to square one. And that is why I am here writing this to you today.
So I challenge you to continue to raise the bar. I challenge you to allow yourself to fall and to feel like you’ve hit rock bottom; but from that I want you to stand up tall, and be proud, and to see straight ahead what it is that you wish to accomplish. Get back onto that road, and stay on that path no matter what.