Friday, July 22, 2011
Remember when we were kids, and you would see your friend do something amazing, awesome and at that time difficult to do? Like hang upside down on the monkey bars or jump from a high rung on the jungle gym down to the ground. Then, he/she would tell you, "Betcha can't do that!" Then you would say that infamous child slogan, "Anything you can do, i can do better!" Not only would you do it, but you would do your best to out-do what she did. At the time, we didn't know it, but we had determination, drive, and will to succeed.
Where did it all go? Now as adults, we see someone do something (like run a marathon, lift heavy weights, or something along those lines) or have something (like the "perfect" body), and instead of us using that to motivate us, we tell ourselves, "I could never do that" or "That will never be me."
But it can be! YOU are your best motivator, coach, trainer, etc. If you don't believe in your self, how do you expect others? It took me a while to realize this. For a while now, i have looked to other people to pep talk me, or to encourage me. And when they didn't, i would tell myself, "Yeah, they don't believe you can do it, so maybe you can't." But i realize now that it all starts with me. I am my own person and i control my own destiny. I can't wait for someone to reassure and encourage me; I have to do it myself.
I know i'm not the only one that has struggled with this issue. Many people do. I hope this blog helps others realize that it all starts with YOU! God Bless!