As you all know I have a goal set to loose another 20-25 more pounds. Like any goal you set it isn’t about conquering that particular thing – it’s all about conquering yourself. You have been your own competition the entire time. Yes, your biggest opponent is and will always be yourself.
When you understand that you won’t give out so much energy worrying about what others think, whether they like you or not, or do they accept you. See what happens is we put so much energy into trying to prove who we are and what we are to others that when it is time to actually do the work to accomplish the goal we are tired and drained. As a manager secularly and a pastor as well, it’s so easy to focus on everyone else. It’s easy to make other people’s problems my problems while burying my issues deep in my soul as if they don’t exist. What I’ve had to learn was that if my person is involved in everything I do, if I am not whole as a person then I’m not giving my whole self to my employees, to my family, friends or my church. With that being said the key to a better quality of life is to make sure that you are ok. If you are not well as a person then you cannot be a great mom, dad, husband, or wife. There is no such thing as superman in real life, and if it was he or she would have to take of their cape and be Clark Kent every once in a while.
Today, I want you to look at your life. Are you giving so much to the wellbeing of others – that you have nothing left for yourself? If so, what you are giving to others is not as impactful. It’s time to retreat into your quiet place in recharge, and after you have done that then skillfully give to others.
I will keep you guys updated with my weight loss progress.
Happy Weekend! I look forward to sharing with you guys next week.