Losing 7 STONE and what it has to do with YOUR DREAMS
One of my favourite quotes of all time is, ‘She believed she could, so she did’. I love it so much that I’m considering having it as a tattoo on my wrist. You see, for me, it sums up so much. As a psychology graduate, I have long-since realised the power of the mind on our behaviours and actions. I also realise that most of us barely scratch the surface when utilising this power. We have endless excuses. I don’t have the time. I wish I had more willpower. I have kids. I have a job, as well as my blog. These excuses act as roadblocks which stop us reaching our full potential. Totally self-sabotage.
The truth is, excluding becoming President, a Rocket Scientist or maybe Brain Surgeon, we can achieve pretty much all we want to, if we totally commit and focus on our dreams. The key is, we have to WANT it enough. If we don’t, maybe it’s someone else’s dream that we feel should be ours, we will never strive hard enough or be focused enough to achieve it. You see…
She believed she could so she did
And so can you.
Your dreams don’t have to be huge, although I think everyone’s should be. That’s the point of a dream after all! Whatever you wish could come true in your life, you can make it happen by believing in yourself and your ability to do whatever it takes to make it happen.
You see everyday I hear people saying, ‘if only I could do this’, ‘if only I had more time to do that’ and I have previously written about my belief that we don’t need more time. What we need is more focus.
It might be that we are afraid to live our dreams and these excuses come in quite useful. There’s nothing like a-get-out-of-jail-card to stop yourself from actually achieving what you want to achieve. And lets not forget it’s what YOU want to achieve. There’s nothing to say you have to want to achieve anything, but if you do, then it’s time to
Hey Aby, you mentioned 7 stone, where does that come in?
Well, you see I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and although I tried many diets and weight loss programs, it always remained a struggle. One which I made excuses for on a daily basis. I was so tired I couldn’t do low-calorie. I was going on holiday so I can’t diet now. I had a conference coming up, so it wasn’t a good time. Maybe I’d lose some weight, start to feel better and convince myself that being I was happy still being overweight. I could almost convince myself I was happy in my own skin. I was just making excuses and I was getting out of jail with them.
Then something changed. With a year until my 40th birthday, I decided that I needed to do this. I WANTED to do this and most of all importantly I COULD do this. From the end of May 2016 to Christmas 2016, I lost almost 7 stone. I lost 7 stone, because I believed I could do it for the first time. I have no more willpower than anyone else. I haven’t got any miraculous weight loss pills. I’ve just decided that I could and so I did.
No, it’s not easy, but it’s totally possible when you commit to making your dreams come true and focus on your dream every day. What I guess I’m trying to say is, don’t give up on yourself. Don’t let yourself off the hook because it means an easier road ahead. Instead commit to your dreams and make them happen.
They believed they could, so they did