Thursday, December 27, 2012
Each day on our Indigo Team we have a different "feature". Thursday's are "Affirmation Thursday".
Week 3 - Affirmation Thursday:
You have to do it afraid. You have to take that step of faith.
Have you ever heard a success story where someone put in zero effort to be successful at something? They made no effort, made no choices, no leaps of faith and success just fell into their lap? Success (success in love, in faith, in friendships, in weight loss, finances, etc.) is found by driving through the fear of the unknown and having faith that this may not be the final path I will take, but it is a path that will take me to a different place than where I am now. It is a path that that in this moment I am not sure if it is the right one, but I am using my experience and past decisions to make the best path choice and although I am afraid – it is a chance at better, and that’s all I am really guaranteed.
I really liked this one.
We often get the impression that others who are successful have it so "together". We think that they have all of the secrets, all of the answers, and with their complete understanding of the circumstances they just did a, b, c and arrived at success. Our society taunts us daily with "experts" at this, or an "expert" at that. We get the feeling that we don't have all the answers, and therefore we are stuck where we are until we do. How daunting!
Does anyone ever really know everything? Let's take Bob Harper as an example. Here's a guy who has had success in his field, who has been on over a dozen seasons of a hit reality show in US and abroad, among hundreds of other accomplishments, who is definitely considered an "expert" in his field - but you think Bob doesn't struggle with his weight, with his eating choices, with his fitness? You think that Bob knows everything there is to know about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight and he never learns anything new? That's ridiculous. Bob is learning every single day. Bob is dealing with his own demons, his own shortcomings - JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. =) Bob makes the best decisions for himself and his clients, based on the knowledge he has right now.
You only know what you know right now. Use that information to make the best decisions for you in this moment. You KNOW the cake has almost no nutritional value. You KNOW you've had cake before, way better cake than this cake, and you KNOW you will have cake again. What makes THIS cake so special to derail you from a place you want to be? You KNOW you feel better when you work out, you KNOW that working out is not optional if you want to live and have a healthy life. Use what you know, use that knowledge, make that decision in this moment to have a chance at better. =)