Today's Challenge: Self-Limiting
Today is only Day 3 of the challenge and I'm starting to realize how subconsciously negative I really am, it's funny because I always considered myself an optimist. This challenge is extremely helpful in transforming my negative falsities in to positive realities, though a challenge (no pun intended) to keep them that way. Someone once told me, for every 1 negative you need 2 positives to compensate, that's how strong a simple negative thought or a few negative word/s can affect you.
Identify a goal/dream that you’re blocking yourself in currently.
- Fitness & Nutrition
- I can't have a better relationship with my siblings because every time I try I fail, plus I don't think I'm the right person for the job.
- I can't have straight A's because I lack motivation, I say I want it but I don't work for it. Sometimes I don't know how to work for it? To be honest it's to big of a dream to even dream up.
- I can't lose more weight than I already have because I don't have a gym at home and my regimen is off. Let's not even talk about food, I can't eat right to save my life it's always a roller coaster with my diet, up down up down, when will it ever be consistent. I need self-control.
- I can't create this non-profit, it's been a dream of mine since I was a sophomore in high school, yet I'm still stuck in phase 1... if that. I want this non-profit to be legit, I'm tired of it being a thought and words on paper.
Change this self-limiting belief(s)
- Regardless, of how many times I fail it's a lesson learned and an opportunity to improve. I'm fit for this job, because if I wasn't I wouldn't be in this position. Everything will work itself out in due time.
- I will get the grades I want if I believe I can, but faith without work is dead ( James 2). If I work hard and believe in myself everything will fall into place. Truth is I have all the power I need to achieve all of my dreams.
- I have made up so many excuses why I can't do this or why I can't do that. But I've been doing it all along losing 20 lbs and steadily losing, being physically active, and being a lifeguard is a huge leap forward from where I use to be. If only you knew. My diet may go up and down, side to side, or maybe even zigzag, point is no matter how many times I fail, quitting should never be an option. I will self-discipline myself and think wisely when it comes to food choices, and not impulsively . My motto last year, was don't settle for less, just because it's a new year doesn't mean I can.
- I will create this non-profit and take the steps needed to do it. Perhaps, I've been in phase one for such an extensive amount of time because it is needed to facilitate phase 2 & 3.
Identify action step(s) you’re going to take to realize this goal/dream.
- I will do more activities with my siblings and be more involved in their lives. Set a day throughout the month for one-on-one with each sibling.
- I will prioritize my time accordingly and when given a task complete it (to the best of my ability) on that day. I will keep a daily, weekly, and monthly calendar of my assignments/ projects. I will keep an agenda detailing the things I need to do and when they're do. Most importantly stay focused and understand time is precious.
- I will research healthy recipes, and shop accordingly. I will no longer use food as a defense mechanism, but instead channel that energy towards something positive and meaningful. I will create a fitness and nutrition journal and track my progress. Research different exercises and have a day where I test each one out.
- I will create my business plan. Research other non-profit starters for inspiration and knowledge. I will have a day where my team and I strictly focus on the organization and the steps needed to make it official. I will seek counsel from similar non-profits as mine. I will ensure that I effectively communicate with everyone.
“I can achieve anything I want,
as long as I set my heart to it.”
Today's challenge was a huge challenge for me. It became such a challenge I was reluctant to complete the rest of this post. Some of you may of saw my in-complete post and was wondering why I did that. I'm going to be straightforward with you guys, I really had zero faith in my ability to change my self-limiting beliefs, zero, zilch, none; so I stopped writing. I felt if I continued writing, I would write something I really didn't mean and that's not what I wanted. After, taking a day off I was able to gather my thoughts and produce the above result, I feel quite confident now.
Words from Celes:
"The truth is that you have all the power you need to achieve your goals and dreams, whether you believe it or not. The very fact that you have the ability to conjure up the goal/dream IN YOUR MIND is already the very evidence that you can realize it — otherwise, why would it even appear in your mind??? The universe allowed for this thought to manifest because it knows that you have the capability to MAKE IT HAPPEN. And in order to do that, you have to first get rid of those self-limiting thoughts, believe in yourself, and then take the subsequent steps to make it happen."