Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I have made the decision to begin to establish a healthy level of self-esteem and I acknowledge the concomitant changes in behaviors and discipline that decision entails. This will be a slow process. I know I have been attempting to do this all my adult life. Understand that I am trying to learn to believe in myself, and that I need you to try to learn to believe in me as well.
I wanted to come up with a formal statement that I could put before my family (my partner) - sort of like earnest money in a real estate deal - that would let them know that my decision to become healthy was a serious commitment, not like those other gym memberships and "diets." Then it occurred to me that the only way my earnestness could be evidenced would be by my own behavior, rather than by any words.
So, I printed THE CONTRACT and I read it every morning. I'm not even asking myself to sign it yet.
If you aren't looking for a quick fix, then don't ask for one.