Most barriers to your success are man-made.
Friday, April 08, 2011
And most often, you're the man who made them.
- Frank Tyger
This came from SP.
I have thought alot over the years about the barriers I have put up. I am taking a class on eliminating self defeating behaviors. It is religious based and amazing. I love the stuff that I am learning and some of it I had kind of figured out on my own. I just hadn't made the neat and tidy mental connections. I am grateful to the class and the teacher.
As I have been blogging about recently the weight loss has began to show. I don't know if it is in a big way but I am getting comments. The saddest comments are the ones where the people compliment me and ask me what I am doing. I tell them something...then they tell me why that is too hard or impossible for them. It makes me feel sad that they don't try.
As I write that I guess that is why I keep going when I have been on this journey with its ups and downs for so long. But, I am believing that 2011 is my year. I am doing it. I am doing just a bit better than I did last year. I should be able to reach goal weight by this year. But, if I don't I can still travel more later. Isn't that a great blessing. There is no now or never.
It is very freeing to realize that I have created some of my barriers. If I am the creator then I can be the demolisher so much easier than if the barrier comes from some place else.
Thinking outside the box or the fence really allows us to be creative and come up with new solutions. Even if we have made up rules that keep us in. We can use that to our advantage and make up new rules that set us free.