Change IS good
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What I have learned in my first 3 months on SP / BLC7...
I learned that I can change and that change is not only good, but also possible. I realized that I can be whoever it is I want to be, that I don't have to succumb to labels, steroetypes, or even former notions of myself and things of old. If I am something, someone I don't want to be, I can change that beginning right NOW, starting in THIS moment. I don't have to wait. It is a simple matter of willingness first, then knowledge, planning and preparation put in action.
I have been trying to lose these 10 lbs for 10 years- literally. I remember getting on the scale as a 12th grader crying to my mom about being 20-30 lbs heavier than all my peers all my life. And in college the scales only went up from there. But during BLC7 it became a reality to me that size, weight is temporary... It can and DOES change... but change does in fact start within and the outward manifestations FOLLOW, not the other way around.
I was encouraged by a fellow BLC7 member to get the negative talk and down speaking (about self, life) off my SP page. When I did, I went a further step and made a commitment to self to re-vamp my whole attitude in general- to change myself, my attitude, thoughts and speech whether my circumstances changed or not. I had become a cynic, but had chaulked it up to my way of dealing with life's complexities. But I learned that as I change ME, my perception of circumstances change, making it easier for me to cope with them, and maybe even eventually causing my circumstances to change.
I realize winning begins with willingness; "wanting" change won't get it done. Desire is a start, but simply isn't enough to get it done. It is when I confront the matter of what I am WILLING to do that realistic goals can be established, plans made, CONSISTENT WORK PUT IN and results manifested.
Thats what I learned in BLC7.