Thursday, April 12, 2012
It's one thing to read a platitude or cliche and shake my head with that "so true" agreement, and quite another when it clicks and becomes reality for you. Having read that "the past doesn't equal the future" time and again, it rang true but never felt like my own truth.
After my semi-whine blog yesterday about the scale, plateau, etc., I was doing my daily walk when I suddenly realized two major breakthroughs in my thinking that are probably the biggest in my 3+ years of this healthier journey! I'll deal with the second one in tomorrow's blog.
When I started my "no sugar or caffeine" streaks, a spark friend wrote "I see you are trying to do that - again." What struck me was the truth in that statement. Subconsciously, when I begin a new goal, I already know that I've tried this several times before. And I viewed my past failures as the safety net for not succeeding. Kinda like self-sabotage, giving myself permission to fail again because I've done so in the past. It's a bit complicated to explain, but setting myself up for failure by letting the past reinforce the potential for future non-fulfillment of the goals.
As I gain momentum in achieving my goals, I realized yesterday that I've personally evidenced the past not being the future. Sure, being a smart woman, I've always understood that on a cognitive level. But not always on an emotional level. Where I often live. (smiling)
Wishing all a good day.