This image speaks volumes for me. The past two years have been a roller coaster, to put it mildly. I’m not gonna lie, I played the victim role and had quite the few pity-parties. Granted, there were a few challenges I faced last year, especially during the last half. These challenges/changes in my life hit me with a one-two-punch, and I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to get back up. At the time, it felt like my world was coming to an end and I went into quite a downward spiral. I let things fall to the wayside and I really didn’t care. I was so ready to give up.
Thinking back, I wasted a lot of time, and I also learned a lot about who I was and who I want to be. Although it felt as if all was lost, I survived and I overcame those hurdles. One thing is for certain, that drab, Debbie-Downer is not welcome in my head anymore. She has been shut down and handed her eviction notice.
So, I am starting fresh and making headway. Today was a really good day. I accomplished quite a bit and am on my way to creating greatness for my family me, and others who choose to come along.
I had a conversation with a mentor today and was asked what am I willing to change to make 2015 the best year ever for me. That was a no-brainer:
1. My attitude – My attitude was in the toilet. There are a lot of things I can’t control, but my emotions and how I react to things are always in my control. I let things get to me that I should not have let get to me. I also think about all the time I wasted because of my poor attitude. If I see that attitude come my way, I’ll have to give it a, “Girl, you better check yourself” speech. As another mentor friend of mine likes to say, “Just get over yourself already.” Believe me, I am so over myself.
2. Talk more (get out of my comfort zone) – This overlaps a bit with my attitude and getting over myself. If I’m going to surround myself with positive people, I better open my mouth more and make my voice be heard. Getting comfortable with uncomfortable will be one of my new mantras from here on out. I lived in my comfort zone far too long and it got me nowhere fast.
3. Less thinking; more doing– Oh, the thoughts that ran through my head about the things I was going to do and how I was going to do them. I had so many great plans and continued to think and think and think. I spent more time thinking about things instead of actually getting out there and DOING them (going back to that whole comfort zone area – nowhere fast.)
I’ve already taken action and it feels so good. The start stopped me quite a bit, but not anymore. It’s go time. Watch out world, you better be ready for me, ’cause I’m comin.’