I read this today:
“Talking a lot about something that bothers you is a clear sign you’ve got something huge to learn, unrelated to “the thing.” ~Mike Dooley
Seriously, over the past month my blog posts and conversations have been all over the board.
After writing my post from yesterday the word truth stuck with me while I worked through my not so obvious thing.
As of this morning I decided to re-label myself. Up to now I’ve been a number of things. An average mom with 3 little boys, morphed in to a morbidly obese single mom with 3 big boys, morphed into a before and after weight-loss success story, morphed into a masters level CrossFitter.
As of today, I am re-labeling myself a general bad-a$$. How did I come to that conclusion? Up to now I’ve blocked and tackled myself just before I reach that next step in getting better. Notice I said blocked and tackled myself? You see when you realize that you keep getting in your own way to success it’s now time for change. Today, I’m throwing down the gauntlet for change. The first thing that must change is how I see myself. If I don’t see myself as a bad-a$$ then I will never be one.
Raising the bar again, simply because I’m happier when I have to jump to touch a new goal.
So what if I have to step up on a box to reach the bar from time to time? So what if one of my friends has to say “here let me help you up”, so what if my son and his girlfriend have to count the last reps so I don’t have to think, I can just do.
It’s all about getting better inside and out. It’s about learning that it’s you that has to make the right decision for yourself. No-one else can change you. They can support you, train you, and listen to you, but you are the only person that can follow through.