Sunday, February 27, 2011

Many times, we find ourselves covering familiar ground, orbiting around a focal point we cannot see. These binding forces are our deep-seated habits, the comfort zones holding us to the constancy we live. Therein lays the crux of many a problem. The habits we espouse foretell the countless decisions we make and the predictable outcomes of those choices.

Our ability to transcend these self-imposed limitations runs contrary to the desires of pathways already known. When faced with a decision, do we stop and really assess the options at hand or do we jump to old reliable? I am guilty of allowing myself the luxury of autopilot programming. How can I break from this pattern?

The primacy is I can choose to engage myself. This life is mine. I did not ask for it. However, I am living it just the same, even if on borrowed time. I do not know when the clock will stop. I do know I influence my duration greatly. Poor choices in the past are no excuse for poor choices today or tomorrow.

Reality is omnipresent. We cannot escape the inevitable. We can make things better for ourselves. We must not listen to the critics in our heads. We must aspire to be a better person, a better lover, a better parent, a better friend. It is important we decide to do.

It is as important that we do. Do not allow fear to paralyze your actions. Any action, right or wrong, is better than no action. Unless the action has a fatal ending, we can choose the other path. Nike’s commercials championed the slogan, “Just do it!” and so do I.

Know. Commit. Do.

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    Just do it! Just do a little bit more that moves you toward your dreams, goals, aspirations, and more authentic self. Do just a little less of what moves you away. Little changes, tiny choices make miracles happen.Along the way, remember to heap tons of love and fun on yourself. Do this often. Repeat.

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    3319 days ago
    Very well stated! This blog definitely helped kick start my
    Monday! Thank you.
    3324 days ago
    You are so right continuing an unhealthy lifestyle has predictable outcomes.

    Poor choices in the past are no excuse for poor choices today or tomorrow. So true!

    Thanks for sharing your focus. At times I get lost in the moment and lose sight of the big picture. Have a great week!

    3325 days ago
    Think instead of going on autopilot. That is a very good idea and failure to do so gets us in lots of trouble. Great Blog!
    3325 days ago
    We are in charge of our destiny. Thanks for the reminder that action is the only choice that moves us forward.
    3325 days ago
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    What a well-timed post. I struggle with this at times, not where exercise and healthy living is concerned, but in other areas of my life. So thank you for these eloquently expressed thoughts.
    3325 days ago
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    Well said.
    We can create new pathways and those can be the ones from which we don't devitate.

    3325 days ago
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