We often look at starting over as a bad thing. As something that could have been avoided. And even if the circumstances were not necessarily our fault, we blame ourselves. I know this is true in my case.
I have, once again, found myself in a situation where I have to start over. Literally, from the ground up. And it's daunting. It seems hopeless at times. And yes, it is scary AF. But I also know this presents itself as an amazing opportunity.
Starting over doesn't have to be a bad thing. It takes strength and resilience and a fortitude you didn't necessarily know you had. It gives you the opportunity to do things over, to make them right, so to speak. And yes, the comeback is almost always much greater than the setback!
But here's the thing. You have to make CHANGES to ensure the comeback is stronger. You can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results (psssst...this is the definition of INSANITY!!). And for a lot of people, change is hard. It's scary. And it seems impossible.
I promise you though...it is 100% possible, even if it is scary and difficult.
I know that I am absolutely looking forward to my comeback. You better believe I have been and will be making some big changes. And it is definitely scary. It will definitely require a lot of work out of me. But I am ready for it.
So what can stop you from making these changes?
Here's the big one.... EXCUSES!!
What excuses are you telling yourself for not wanting to do the work? Are you too busy? Too tired? It's too hard? There's too much to be done? It's scary? You aren't sure it's worth it?
Yep - these are all just EXCUSES we tell ourselves to stay in the same place. To stay in our comfort zones.
But you know what?? I'm sick of my comfort zone! I want to make some huge changes in my life and those don't happen in comfort zones!
Something else that can stop us from making these changes is fear of what others will think of us. We are often too concerned about how others will perceive us. But the truth is...their opinions can't pay our bills or make us happy, so forget about others' opinions! Do what makes YOU happy!
Yes, I know...this is so easy to say and so much harder to do. But try it out...it gets easier!
We are also afraid of change. We play the WHAT IF game. What if things don't go our way? What if the grass isn't greener on the other side? What if? What if? What if?
I did this. A lot. When I was becoming a health coach, I worried, "What if I quit my government job and I didn't make any money? What if I wasn't successful?" When I got my Crossfit L1 certification, I wondered, "What if I suck at coaching? What if I hate it? What if I'm not any good at it?"
But you know what? I did it anyways! And it turns out I found out I wasn't very happy as a health coach (when I was solely doing that) and I absolutely LOVE being a Crossfit coach! I won't ever wonder IF I could have done either of these things. I won't look back and regret NOT doing these things!
So don't play the what if game. It's not healthy and it's often misleading. You will NEVER know what will happen unless you try. And yes, this stands for anything in life.
I'll leave you with this thought. If you never TRY, you will never KNOW. Period.
I love y'all. Have a beautifully blessed week!
With love and wellness,