Change will do you good….
We continue to receive inspirational GEMS from Shea and team (sent via Robin, communicant extraordinaire). A recent one urged us to make sure we are changing things up a bit. For example if you’re taking a Zumba class every night you are encouraged to take a different class to trick your body and improve your results.
I decided to apply this logic to my trainer at Xsport. This was really hard for me to do. I found myself feeling worried that I might hurt his feelings. I almost didn’t do anything because I worried so much about that – can you relate to that? I needed to be reminded that this process is about me and about my results. I gave myself permission to make this move and I think it’s a good thing. I had my first session with the new trainer today and it went well. It was different, and that’s what I need right now.
Shea’s message for today:
Why are we so afraid to tell our truth? Because we want to be accepted and we want everyone to like us. We exchange their approval for our own self-respect and self-worth. The price is too high. The irony is that if we’re true to ourselves, we’ll love and accept ourselves more and won’t need so much approval from everyone else. The next time you find yourself swallowing your voice to ‘keep the peace’ remember that what you swallow starts a war within you. We have to make peace within ourselves before we will see it in the world. Be brave…you are more powerful than you realize.