Monday, new week, new start, who’s planning on exercising today? I am, and I’m sure some of you are too. But have you ever hit that point, that wall, where suddenly all the excitement for your new workout program, your new schedule, leaves.
Well, that’s me in about 1 week of starting mine.
It comes to the point where I really don’t want to do what I told myself and others what I was going to do, I allow myself to get distracted, I skip, I procrastinate, I even find excuses why my goals were too big and I’m being logical in downsizing them.
It’s at this point, this wall, where things are most important. The old saying “There’s no growth without struggle” comes in here, and yeah, it’s a nice little phrase that goes well inside of a calendar, but it actually sums things up pretty good.
People are so obsessed with those people who didn’t stop when things got hard that they forget that they aren’t supposed to stop either. Yeah, that means that as soon as that commitment starts getting hard, that is when you really see what you’re made of.
Are you glad at what you see in the mirror or upset? You are the only one who can change what you see. What’s the hold-up?
I’d say a big one for me is confidence. I tell myself “there’s no way I could do something like that” and then fizzle out like a wet sparkler.
Who is the only one who can change how I think? Me. Sure, I can get some advice, maybe even a confidence boost from someone, but ultimately the only person who can change my opinion of myself and what I can and cannot do is me.
We are in charge of what we do, how we act, what we accomplish. No laying the blame elsewhere. That is one of Satan’s oldest games, getting us to blame other people for our own problems. It blinds us to the reality that we are the only ones who can climb out of his pit.
What are you going to do today to change for the better? It’s up to you. No one knows you like you do, no one else has the secret ingredient, no one else on this earth can make you believe in yourself like you can. And that’s what God wants for you, to believe and have confidence in what you do, He is urging you on, there to help you climb out of that pit of self-pity, ready to give you wings to soar!
It all boils down to one question. Are you going to fall? Or soar?
God bless. Zac.