Have you ever wanted something then shrugged it off because you thought you were not smart enough?
A little spark enters your life and you get excited about the prospect of chasing your dreams, but then your mind becomes flooded with doubts and reasons why it probably won’t work out…
I’m not smart enough. I was never good at math and science. I’m too old. It’s too late in the game. It’s too expensive. I have fallen too far behind. I don’t have enough time. What if I fail? I tried, but it didn’t make sense so I decided to give up while I was ahead. What if I try my hardest and it’s still not enough? Maybe I am just meant to be big. When I get stressed I cope with food. It’s impossible.
Have any of these doubts ever entered your mind before? They enter my mind way more than I would like to admit and I find that they are paralyzing. After I have agonized over my worries and my doubts all I want to do is sleep for hours or disappear.
This is how you know that these thoughts are toxic. The right kinds of thoughts will inspire you to take action!!! They bring out the best in you and make you feel vibrant and excited about learning and life.
I think that positivity and hope take practice. If you are in the habit of doubting yourself and (I hate to admit it) making excuses, then that will be your “go-to.”
Repetition creates habit and if you do something or believe in something enough then before you know it; it will begin to stick. The same is true for all the good things in life. If you make it a point to be strong in adversity and not give up at the first signs of struggle then your mind and heart will learn to be strong.
You will persevere rather than give up. You will face problems with the intent of finding solutions. Your losses will begin to transform into wins. Even the little baby wins are enough to start building your confidence. You will be happy, energetic, and ready to live out loud! Before you know it, your life will change all because You didn’t quit before you even began.
So let’s tackle this together. We have one beautiful life to live and it is up to us to make it count and LIVE OUT LOUD. Let’s transform those heavy, toxic, habits that rob us of our strength and start believing in ourselves. Who’s with me? I would love to have some companions for this journey!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,