We are constantly being bombarded with different ideas, quotes and messages. I had some one ask me the other day in more specific situation about how to we know what to believe. Here is what I have to say in that case and in any other:
Go with your gut....
deep deep down you know the truth that works for you. I believe everyone does. If you don't feel comfortable with an exercise because of its safety don't do it. If you don't think a diet plan will work for you, you have already set your expectations. I will admit sometimes it takes a little more thought though, because we have to take a step out of ourself and ask will it really not work or are you not willing to do the work. Sometimes that even means calling yourself out on it.
Example: Lets take for instance right now.... deep down I know that I need to get my workout in before it gets to late and this coffee wears off, but I also know that sometimes writing can feel forced and right now it does't so I am going to take full advantage of that, with the promise to myself that no matter how I feel after this I will workout. Which brings me to a couple ideals I have to help you through the same process.
I find that I have had the most success when I don't allow myself to think about how I feel about doing something until I am already doing it.
So then you might ask me how to start? Even when it comes to things as simple as getting out of bed in the morning, don't think about anything, just get up and go. Once you get to where you need you will figure out the hows but if you don't get going you will never start. Figure out how much weight you want to loose once you start loosing it. Figure out what race you want to run once you have started actually running. You don't need a feeling or an opinion about everything you do everyday. You do however need a feeling about your success.
Once you have a feeling about your success you determination will naturally follow.
With determination you have already accepted the fact that you are responsible for your future success and that gives you the freedom to know you are in control of your success.
With responsibility comes the freedom of choice and it really is up to you!
Which can feel like a daunting task...
So, how do you stay motivated to give it your all?
Remember, the time will pass either way, so back to where we started just start doing things and it is okay if goals change, heck they might even get bigger.
Be patient... always and with everything, but especially yourself.
I think this is one of those things that we do not understand when we are young, we always wan't the end result, but if you can learn anything from your younger self learn that if you enjoy the process the end result will be better because you enjoyed getting there.
Your success is an everyday process! Love the Process!
Don't wish for what others have,
you may have even greener grass in the end, but YOUR journey is your own.
There is nothing more rewarding then knowing you did this for you! When you work on yourself it is a project for you by you and with you. Start to depend on yourself, trust yourself. Know that you will always be there for yourself like no one else can be.
At times it is hard to be there for you that is when you make sure and surround yourself with positive people who will help you because they see the beauty in you and in the person you are becoming and will help you when you have trouble believing you can do it.
Remember that believing in yourself is a self feeding fire:
The more you believe the stronger you become and the sooner your dreams will come true.