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.
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    Well done, and very self-aware. Keep up the good work!!
    4583 days ago
    Wow! You are awesome! I am so glad I had the opportunity to "meet" you!
    4587 days ago
    Amazing! I loved the part about the attitude changing. Spark isn't just about losing weight, it's about changing your life, too, isn't it?

    I'm going to "chew" over what you've written. Great ideas!
    4587 days ago
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    I love it!!!! Very well said! This IS the rest of your life and I am sure you are so much happier with all of the change!

    4587 days ago
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