I'm On a Kick..
Monday, July 26, 2010
I lately find myself on a self-imposed "personal responsibility" kick. I just read this quote, from an unknown sourse and it resonated:
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who really make it in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them."
Coupled with another quote I read last week that again resonated, I realize that I am either trying to tell myself or someone else that it's about doing for yourself. You cannot blame everyone or everything else for your situation in life. Your situation in life is yours alone, only you can change it.
Now, if I'm trying to tell someone else this, I have no idea who the target of my message might be, and truthfully, I don't think I'm trying to tell anyone else this. That leaves myself, and the only reason that seems weird is because I already know this. But, it seems I need a reminder. I seem to have "fallen off" the horse, so to speak..I haven't been exercising, I have been eating horribly, and I can't seem to figure out why.
It's easy to blame the crazy summer schedule, going to Cub Scout camp for a week a couple of weeks ago, the insane heat that has gripped us for the past month or so, draining all ambition.. But life is constantly happening, and if not one or all of these things, it would certainly be something else..and to allow myself to blame these things, or anything else, is to not take personal responsibility for my life.
So I am publicly reminding myself to quit looking for excuses and just start doing. To return to my own favorite mantra of "baby steps." To remember why I am on this journey: to see as many tomorrows as possible. And so, it is time for me to make the cirucumstances right for early morning workouts, well planned, smart eating, and clean living. Step one, I believe, has just been taken..thanks for listening..