I am completely, undoubtedly, 100% guilty of this. As “ugly” and unfortunate as the truth may be I have to admit, I am, my own worst enemy! They say “keep your friends close, and enemies closer”, in this case the “enemy” can keep its distance! As much as I laugh at these Kermit the Frog Meme’s, those damn posts represent me, a Meme representation of me holding myself back. Meanwhile the “Angel and Devil” are at war within my mind.
I was texting back and forth with a friend about my “Revamped Master Plan” to do this, and to do that, to achieve this and achieve that. She’s so supportive as she replied with “You can do it!”. What she doesn’t know is what truly was being said was that I “love” pressing the restart button, over and over again. That’s when I realized that, that’s exactly what I do. Because I keep getting in my own damn way!
“Excuse Me, but PLEASE get the HELL out of my way!!”
I just want to remind you that you CAN get past yourself. For me personally, I am making my small progress towards my feats of success and that’s totally OK, big or small it’s getting done! Key word, PROGRESS. Maintain what you set out to do. Plan it, start it and achieve it! JUST FOCUS. One thing to remember, you’ve got to remove the idea of when is it a good time to start? There is no convenient time to start. It’s not like you get to choose when you’re ready to get knocked up and have a baby. Just like planning a healthy regimen for yourself, who says to themselves, “OK, I’ll start on Wednesday, about 2:35 pm to start TNT new plan of exercise and eating right”. There you go, allowing yourself to get in the way again!
Hell, I didn’t know when or if I’d even start a blog. One day I said, “OK, I’m doing it!” I pressed the “Publish” button and there it was. I did it, I felt nervous, anxious but excited! The encouragement received is exactly what I need, and it poured into my confidence to help wash out the insecurities. You never know what will come of something, but you’ve got to allow yourself first and foremost. Whether it be a new job, a new relationship, jumping off a cliff in Hawaii or just preparing a clean slate for yourself, you CAN do it! Don’t hold yourself back, or you’re not truly living life.
I looked in the mirror, shook my own hand, re-introduced myself and then told her, “it was nice to meet you, now get the hell out of here”. Damn that felt great! Try it!
Don’t get in the way of your own dreams and aspirations!
Live and Love Life!