Happy Thoughtful Thursday! Here’s a friendly reminder that sometimes you need to get out of your own way.
We humans are funny creatures. Humans are good at processing information from an intellectual standpoint. We know what’s good for us and what isn’t, but we still resist because fixing our problem, whatever it may be, means we have to change something…and change is scary. We like to be comfortable and get into a routine.
Taking an opportunity that means growth, doing something healthy, ending toxic relationships…we resist because we don’t want to move outside our comfort zone. We make so many excuses as to why we can’t make changes in our lives.
I know I should do that, but I don’t want to.
I can’t do that! Everyone will think it’s silly!
People won’t understand if I change!
That’s just too difficult!
Oh, I can’t take that, someone may need it more than I do.
We are so concerned with external forces that we forget that that stepping outside that may mean we fail, but it also means we can SUCCEED. Beyond our wildest dreams sometimes. We just have to get out of our way and stop the limiting mindset.
Guess what? Someone may think it’s silly or won’t understand but it’s not about them. It’s about YOU. You are the star in your story. I beg you to stop treating yourself like a sidekick and be the hero in your story. Take that opportunity, take better care of yourself, and show up for the people who show up for you.
Roy T. Bennett, author of the book, “The Light In The Heart” wrote, “Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
There’s no need to suffer
I recently wrote about some allergy struggles that I have been facing for over a year. A YEAR. I let myself suffer from a rash on my neck because I didn’t want to step out of my comfort zone and figure out YET ANOTHER THING that I’m allergic to. Looking back at this from the other side of knowledge, I see how silly it was. Today I know what’s causing my suffering and I have the power to change it. So, I’ve stepped outside that edge of my comfort zone because I deserve to not be miserable every day. I will miss the things I have to give up to get a better life, but it will be worth it. I’m already seeing dividends. I know I have a lot longer and some difficulties ahead but someday I will have beautiful skin again and sleep through a whole night without scratching.
I’m worth the effort and so are you! You are worth it and you are loved. Take that first step toward gorgeous! Get out of your own way and take back your power.