Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know ...
... Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain afraid to push your envelope in any direction? Are you afraid to let the buried, the 'real' you - OUT? Afraid that you are going to fall on your tush again and again and eventually you will have broken it and seriously won't be able to get up?
Are you afraid of failure?
Great! You are NOT alone. Fear of Failure is the Number ONE KILLER of Grand Plans and Great Schemes!
In all likelihood it started when you were young; you failed at something, maybe got a big fat "F" in school, or failed to get on the cheerleading squad. (Ha! Like I even tried.) Who knows what you failed at, but you did ... we all did ... and some of us soaked in those feelings from failure and decided consciously or unconsciously in that snapshot of a moment, on a deep level, to protect ourselves at ALL COSTS!
And so I say to you today, let's turn that all around and
"Let's CELEBRATE failure!"
Let's acknowledge that no one was born with a 'this is how to walk' manual. We all fell on our tushes multiple times and were applauded for it; encouraged by our parents to get up and try again! Until we finally just figured it out.
Rather than crumble and never 'walk' again, I am going to ask you to applaud every failure today (and henceforth). Each and every time you fail, I want you to resist all urges to say mean things to yourself. I want you to resist all urges to crawl up in the corner in a fetal position and EAT! I want you to resist the need to protect yourself.
Yes, I am suggesting that we together celebrate failure!
I'm betting that you will inadvertently or intentionally fail (if you consciously decide to push your envelope) today. And you are now free to say "Yahoo. I failed." And you are now free to learn from your failure. You are free to stretch and grow!
There is a BIG difference between failing and being a failure. Got it? You are NOT a failure. On the contrary. Your true nature is whole, creative and resourceful. There is no reality to FEAR. It's a mindset! Reset your mind.
Failing requires courage. I understand that feelings of disappointment accompany failure. And that's okay. Feel them. Fully! And then learn from your failure and say to yourself, "YAY! I am not frozen in fear. I am one of those rare people in life who are willing to put it out there and fall on my tush, get up, dust myself off and move forward."
Celebrate failure. Celebrate YOU!
Spread the word ... NOT the icing!