It’s simple really we are what we repeatedly think and do. Have you ever noticed that when you start thinking about something you see more of that something in your life. For instance, I began thinking about BMW’s (my car of choice). Then I began noticing them more and more. Every turn of the corner I made there was a BMW. Our mind is more powerful than we think sometimes. Just ask anyone who has gone through a horrendous illness or trauma and is able to talk about how they got through it. They used their mind. One of my favorite quotes is by Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and doctor,
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
We live in uncertain times, it’s a fact that we all must come to realize. Our government is not run by people who have our best interest at heart. Everything runs on $$$, those with the most make the rules Even though these rule makers think they are doing what’s right in their own eyes, they have lost sight of what right is. We can’t change what’s being done in the houses of our lawmakers. We can’t change the situation. If we keep talking about how bad it is, then all we’ll see is the bad. We can challenge to change ourselves, just like Viktor Frankl did to survive the Nazi death camps of the Holocaust.
So we might not have the best life situation, and we don’t see any way out of it. We can change our thinking, which will change the way we see life. This instance is called the “AHA moment” by many people professing to know what’s right. I am here to tell you it’s not a moment, you don’t get that spark of “I got it” for just a moment. Real change doesn’t come from a moment in life, it comes from what we repeatedly do every moment of every day of our lives.
Those things we repeatedly do, those are called habits.
Our habits make us who we are and changing them is at times one of the greatest challenges we face. The end result is the difference between life and death. We can’t keep doing the same things and expecting different outcomes. So how do we change a habit? It depends on the habit, it depends on the person, it depends on the health of the person, it depends on the emotional health of the person. Some people can succeed at breaking a habit “cold turkey” style, some need to take it step-by-step. The idea here is to find what works for you. How do we cultivate a new habit? Slow and steady wins the race? We can’t go from the couch to a marathon in a day. We need to work up to it. We can’t lose 100 in a week. It’s what we do repeatedly every day that will make the pounds say goodbye for good.