Originally published 7/24/2012
All right. It’s time. From what I’m hearing, it’s time for a kick in the butt. A lot of people out there have been having a very difficult and emotional summer. Things are changing everywhere and we are all feeling it to some extent. Start by understanding you are not alone. A lot of people are having a hard time right now so although you may feel isolated and lonely, you are not alone. Now that we recognize that, what do we about it?
Let’s start with this: Although you’re not alone, you are the only one that can come to your own rescue. No person can fix what’s going on in your head and in your life other than you. If you want to lose weight, eat healthier and start working out. If it’s hard and it hurts, good. If it was easy, everyone would do it and you wouldn’t want it anyway. If you are lonely, go meet some people. Yes rejection is scary, but being alone because you were too big of a chicken is even scarier. If you need more money, do something different. Find a different job, get creative, work more or get another job. It won’t be forever, but you have to help yourself right now. If you aren’t happy, do something today that will make you happy. Take a walk. Play with a dog. Look around right now and see the beautiful things you already have. Do something different. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Yet, we get up every single day, do the same things over and over and over and over and wonder why we aren’t happy, why we aren’t where we want to be and why life is passing us by. You are the reason… And the solution.
Stop waiting for one thing to come along and fix everything. You go fix it. You woke up today with one less day on this earth. Stop being scared of what people are going to think, of failing or of it being difficult. Live your life and take a chance.