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Miss America Lifts Heavy! + Being Fearless

Monday, January 14, 2013

How's that for motivation to go lift heavy? :)

Last year I made a lot of progress across the board - health and fitness progress, emotional progress, spiritual progress, really just breakthroughs everywhere I turned. Foolishly, I think part of me got to thinking that I had now made enough progress in some of those areas and should just coast for a while.

(I do this same kind of thinking all the time if I'm not careful, leading to inner monologues like "buy groceries again?! I just bought groceries last week! I mean what, am I going to have to keep buying groceries, forever?!")

It was a convenient point for a secret inner plateau, because I didn't even realize that I was afraid of taking the next steps. (Cue the monologue: "I've taken so many steps already! You mean there are more steps? I've conquered 10,000 fears that used to seem impossible and I can't believe that I've found yet another layer of this stuff. That just doesn't seem fair.")

So anyway, I am in need of a good jolt of fearlessness. My resolution to love with all my heart brings fearlessness as a corollary - love and fear can't co-exist.

How am I going to do it?

Nike style, I guess - I'm just going to do it. I'm doing it now.

I'm going to seek out more fuel for the fire - new challenges, new books to read, and new places to explore. At the same time, I'm going to love and forgive and be patient - there's no race, just another day to be awesome.

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LOLATURTLE 1/17/2013 4:28PM

    I can't stop giggling at the groceries thing. I have had the EXACT SAME THOUGHT. Hahaha.

Good thing my nearest coworker is on the phone...

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ELIZABETHDS 1/15/2013 9:59AM

    It does get a little :) I think the problems that come up are more and more complex, though, so even though I'm better equipped to solve them, the level of challenge feels the same!

And yes, groceries do end up going to waste eventually, lol. All my hard-earned organics, straight down the drain.

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    LOL. You are so right. It does seem to get a little easier though.......doesn't it???
I mean, I'm hopin'. Love your last sentence. Very funny comment, Optimist!
Thanks for mixing humor in with truth!

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OPTIMIST1948 1/14/2013 7:15PM

    Sadly, I am totally with you on the Grocery rant. I mean my family just takes all that good food that I buy and turns it into sh*t.

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