Envision The Person You Want To Beby Patricia Miller on 06/17/11
Yesterday, a friend of mine came into town who lost about 50 lbs on the MMC Program. It's always good to see him, not only b/c he's a great guy, but because he's so inpiring for me. He said something that "hit" home..."Envision the person you want to be and you will get there." Sounds too simple to be true, but it works. We're all so hard on ourselves. When we are faced with a challenge, we think to ourselves, "I'm never going to be able to do this" or, "This will never work for me". We clutter our minds with so much "negative talk" that we eventually set ourselves up for failure. I have to admit, when I started the Program, I thought the same two thoughts. Then after the first two weeks, after I lost 9 lbs, my brain said, "Hmmm...Maybe I can do this and maybe this will work for me." - But I still wasn't convinced. By the 4th week I had lost 13 lbs and I was actually shocked that I had accomplished that! It was about then that I started remembering the last time I felt "good" about myself...Me with my children on the May River sandbar, "dates" with my husband where a friend would comment, "what a lucky man he is", meeting a friend from my past where I didn't feel "judged". Those images drove me to stay on track...and still do to this day! And when I think more about it, this kind of thinking has applied to my entire life. I was DEVASTATED when I lost my business. I felt humiliated, embarrassed and...like a total LOSER. But I focussed on "getting back on track". I saw myself succeeding b/c I needed to "do right" by my children. Failure, at that point, was NOT an option. I'm not saying I'm doing as well as I was b4 the recession hit, but I made it! My point is, don't think of yourself "failing". You're probably going to make some mistakes along the way, but that's what life is all about. ENVISION yourself where you want to be. CHASE that dream. DRIVE towards your goals. BELIEVE in yourself! It's all up to YOU. And if I can rebound from being penniless to keeping a roof over my chidren's heads AND losing TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS in NINE weeks, YOU can do it too!!!!