Somewhere in the middle of any journey, project, or task it’s a good idea to pause and take a moment to reassess. Where have we been, how far do we still have to go? What’s working and what’s not? How could the process be made better, easier, simpler or more fun?
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘anything is possible.’ Usually, this phrase is used to instill a sense of hope and to provide a glimpse of wonderful things that might happen. Too often, I think our inner skeptic hears the phrase as a double-edged sword. We think, “Sure, anything good is possible, but it’s also possible that everything can fall apart, and isn’t that what happens to me more often than not?”
How do we focus on our goals when we get tons of input from so many sources? We talked about who we trust with regard to different aspects of our lives, such as movie recommendations, or childcare. When it comes to our bodies and our weight goals, are we letting the conflicting input from multiple sources sway us from one action step to another? Do we jump from one diet plan to another, one exercise routine to another, always hoping the next thing we try will be “IT,” the magic bullet, the thing that works?
When we talk about trust there are many different levels to discuss. Who do you trust to recommend a movie? Who do you trust to give you practical advice or solid feedback? Who do you trust to watch your kids? Who do you trust with your health? Who do you trust to always steer you wrong? Who do you trust to always pick the slowest checkout line? Who do you trust with your innermost thoughts, fears, and desires?
What is something you do well? I’m not talking about weight-related things. Name something in your life that you do well and you have no doubt that you’re good at it. Is it a sport? Is it something artistic? Is it a volunteer position leading other people, guiding children, inspiring community service?
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