Say It. Believe it. Live it.
I like to share images I create with words that I love and find motivating. Sure, I do this for my blog with a goal of motivating others but, even more so, I do it for myself. Sometimes they’re my own words or the words of others. Either way, I feel a tremendous power in words and their ability to make me think, reflect and do. Take action.
After a few recent posts like Be True To You and 6 Ways To Create Happiness In Your Life along with joining the Lorna Jane and Fit Approach Move Nourish Believe Challenge I’ve been thinking. Granted, this line of thinking can be applied to any beliefs but I’m talking specifically about words that inspire confidence. Are my actions aligned with the words I say I believe? Not always. The ironic part is when I share these words with others I believe them wholeheartedly. When it comes to myself. Not so wholeheartedly and not without contingencies. I WANT to believe them and I think I DO but I have realized sometimes my actions contradict those words. My beliefs.
Move and Nourish are easy. It’s the Believe that needs tweaking!
I want to do more than share words with empty meaning and without contingencies. I want to…
Say it. Believe it. Live it.
Try this. Write down your top 5 quotes, words and beliefs about yourself. Then, go down the list and think about all the things you do on a regular basis and the thoughts that go through your mind. Are the things you do and think aligned with your top 5?
Are you saying one thing but doing or thinking the exact opposite? Do your actions and thoughts contradict your top 5 quotes and beliefs? Most people are probably saying yes. It’s common and definitely don’t beat yourself up. Instead, take action. Spend some time figuring out ways to adjust your actions to make them closer to aligning with your thoughts and beliefs.
Maybe I’m just rambling but the thoughts in my head basically come down to this, I trained for almost a year last year to run my first 50 mile race and didn’t meet that goal.
I let not accomplishing that goal crush me!
And apparently I continue to do so without even realizing it. It’s a relief to have an understanding of why I’ve been questioning myself so much lately. Now, it’s time to do something about it! An understanding. That’s all I needed.
I’m not rambling. Just Thinking Out Loud. Sharing this with Amanda at Running with Spoons.
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