The hardest thing about wanting to change your lifestyle is that sometimes you don’t actually want to take the time to change it, you just want it to change, like NOW. You focus so hard on how you wish you looked, or what you wish you were good at, or where you hope you’ll be 5 years down the road. And if you’re anything like me, you might be lacking the motivation or too blinded by the bigger picture, you become far sighted, unable to see what’s right in front of you.
I’ve always wished I was thinner or prettier or richer, but I’ve always been so focused on the end goal I never had the patience to actually take the small steps to get from where I am to where I want to be. Uh oh, does that make me sound like a Millennial?
Now I’m not trying to sound like some expert motivational speaker or anything, but this is such an important mindset to truly understand. And the sooner you realize it, the sooner you can start making the changes you’ve always wanted! And I hate (well I don’t hate – I just envy) those people on Twitter and Insta and Facebook that have changed their habits and have become strong, successful, confident people. I envy them because they’ve taken those small steps to make that BIG change. You always see motivation and encouragement from people who are already succeeding, or people who are already well on their way to success.
So I think the cool thing about me saying all this is that I’m still not really happy, definitely not rich, and still far from my body goals, and I’m not even almost there, I’m just now starting to take the first steps. I think I FINALLY realize YOU.HAVE.TO.HAVE.PATIENCE.AND.MOTIVATION. Change won’t happen overnight, and it certainly won’t happen if you don’t make small changes at a time to get there.
This all ties in with my break up and my quest for finding where I belong, because through out my journey to find all the answers to life, all I ever wanted was to be 2, 5, 10 years into the future when life would be “better” and all figured out. I was trying to rush through each day, each week so that I could be at that time in my life when I would finally be happy, rich, and skinny but I WASN’T DOING ANYTHING TO ACTUALLY GET THERE. Not only was I not actively working on making changes, I was also wasting the present moment. And that’s another lesson for another day – you can’t live regretting the past and you can’t live worrying about the future, because then you fail to live in the present.
Sometimes it will take a broken heart to finally get that motivation. Maybe for you it will take something smaller or maybe something even bigger. Either way it’ll happen when you’re ready to let it happen. And it’s okay to be ready to make changes, and then have a couple bad days. As long as you get back up and keep moving forward. Because eventually you will get to wherever you’re headed.
And if nothing I said gets you feeling motivated, I hope you can at least take something away from my favorite quote:
“You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis?
Look hot in a bikini? You better work bitch”
– Britney Spears