Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. I have literally heard people I know say if they cannot do something perfectly, there’s no point in trying to do it at all. I hate to break this to you, but there was only one perfect person, and none of us will ever be Him (as in wake up one day and turn into Him). But that does not mean we are not to strive to try to become LIKE Him. The same applies for everything else in our lives. We are probably not always going to stick to a healthy eating plan. We are going to fall off the horse. That bowl of ice cream or giant cinnamon roll is going to end up in our bellies at some point. We are going to make mistakes. We are going to be broke some months. We are going to have times in our lives where we don’t feel very good about ourselves. We are going to look and see someone else’s green grass instead of watering our own. What we need to make sure we don’t do is stay down when we fall. You know that quote that talks about rolling over and looking at the stars? Yes. We need to do that. And once we have and gotten our worlds back together, we need to stand up and fight even harder. We are often the real giant standing in our way. It isn’t other people or food or lack of money. More often than not it is us and our mindset. We need to move out of our own way. I literally have a visual of one me seeing a goal, but another me blocking the way saying, “You can’t do it. You can’t make it there. You will fail. You just aren’t capable.” And instead of stopping when I get to the negative Nancy version of myself, I push her out of the way and keep right on running. I see my goal. I am pursuing my goal. And I will eventually get there. Even if I fall, I will arise. Too often we see other people successful and think it can’t ever be us. WHY? WHY NOT YOU? WHY NOT ME? We think it is impossible, but it isn’t. It is so possible. “All things are possible to those that believe” Matthew 19:26. Stop trying to be perfect. Focus on progress…even tiny, baby steps.
Stop thinking it can never be you.
Get out of your own way!!!!