I struggled with my past, well for my whole life. It was something that I hid from people. Something that I was embarrassed about. This is not exclusive to me.
We all have a story of adversity, struggle, fear, etc. It holds us down. It limits our ability to be the true person that we want to be. Here is what I learned…by letting go of my insecurities I am now happier with myself. I am a better husband to my wife. A better father to my kids. My vision of helping others is more clear than ever before.
I had to accept my past for what it is. Simply, it is a part of my life. It beat me up for many years. Now, I view it as an experience that I learned from and use it to help others. We all have those things.
Have you ever tried to lose weight before and it didn’t work or you gave up? I just spoke to a good friend the other night about her struggles with being healthy. She spoke about juggling work, caring for her family, failed previous efforts and how her health has sacrificed. She was concerned how she was going to fit exercise into her routine. Exercise? She was down on herself and she thought her answer was getting back on the same plan that didn’t work before. No!
She needs to get her mind right first. We all do! Addressing your next big change is not about first taking action. Any great battle in history wasn’t about dropping all the troops in a foreign land then coming up with the plan. Nope, you come up with the plan first. Wrap your head around it.
In “wrapping your head around it” and “getting your mind right” you will realize your previous mistakes. Don’t be frustrated by them. Learn from them. Swear to never make those mistakes again! Next, lay out a plan of attack to take back your life. Start small.