Following on from me posting about thinking positively, beleiving in yourself and Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’… and my post about…and I thought I’d elaborate on the ideas and soem of the other ideas I’ve been thinking about a little.
Here are some of the believe in yourself, positive and change direction ideas I’ve had and posts I’ve done recently:
- Believe in yourself and think positively
- Self Doubt vs Self Belief, YOU CAN DO IT!
- A change in direction for me
- 3 simple rules in life
- Never be afraid…
- You can do what you want to
- Follow your dreams
- The Super Human Club
Here goes one more….
Be who you want to be
The thought of making changes or taking risks to change your life can be scary. You might feel like you need guidance or support to make the changes, but the truth is, you can do it. You just need to know what journey you want to take, have the courage to make the decision, and follow it though.
Think of your life as a journey down a road. You don’t know where you’re heading, but the scenery is pleasant. After a while, you begin to see that it’s all being recycled. Wait a while and the same thing comes around again. Then you come to a branch in the road.
Actually, there have been branches all along the road but you haven’t noticed them. Or if you have, you were comfortable on that road, so you ignored them. For one reason or another you might choose to change direction, ever so slightly. You take another road, one that diverge just a little from your original.
The first temptation is to think, ‘Huh! That was hardly worth doing!’ It may be true that the change is only a small one in the short term. But the longer you maintain that change, the further away from your original road you will travel. After a year you will be in an entirely different country. This will be so even if you never make another change.
The larger the change in direction, the shorter the time it will take to come to new scenery. However, even the slightest change will take you on a different journey if you persist. You just need to keep on that new track, even though the old one may call you back with seductive promises of familiar comforts. ‘The devil you know’, it whispers. ‘is better than the devil you don’t know.’ But is there a devil at all on the new road?
In general, life is a series of small decisions. A big change is often many little changes saved up for the right moment. Each decision we make either keeps us on the same comfortable track, or takes us towards what we truly want to be.
So how do you get on the track you want to be on?
How do you be who you want to be?
- Think about and consider the track you are on.
- Decide on something you want to change.
- Give yourself a reason or goal for the change.
- Find out how to make the change (ie learn how to run, change your diet, ask others for advice: how did or would they do it).
- Take the new road and achieve your goal.
- Persist with the change until it becomes habit and normal for you down that new track.
Always try to think of goals in the positive sense… so for example… you might want to stop smoking, but that in itself ‘stopping’ something, could be seen as negative to you… so instead think of the positive goals you want to get from stopping smoking. Instead of stopping smoking, set your goal as becoming more healthy, or saving the money you spend on cigarettes so you can go on a brilliant holiday instead.
The same goes for weight loss, don’t put the emphasis on the weight loss, but the emphasis on how you want to be when you get your goal: fit, healthy, happy, back to how you used to be (size 10/12 or whatever). The weight loss will just be a way for you to get there, the journey towards your goal. Sometimes journeys are bumpy, but you usually get to the destination (goal) just fine.
I can think of lots of little changes I’ve made in my life to change it to be the way I want it to be. They’ve not all happened at once, but over a period of months and years. They are goals I have set myself to achieve and led me to be more fit, happy and self confident than I’ve ever been:
- Eat more healthily.
- Lose weight and become my ideal weight.
- Exercise more regularly.
- Train for events and learn how to do different types of exercise (ie. swim, triathlon, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultra marathon, strength training)
- Give up drinking diet coke and drink water instead.
- Give up drinking alcohol.
All of my goals were health related, but they don’t have to be. Your goals can be to do with anything in your life: financial, relationships, career, exercise, health…. they can be anything you want them to be.
You just need to choose to make the change, persist with the change and you will be able to achieve your goals and dreams.
That’s where my next idea comes in…
The Super Human Club.
Remember the Super Human Club beliefs:
You can be who you want to be
Set goals, achieve great things, and have fun on the way
The SHC website and idea is still a work in progress but it’s just about deciding to make changes, following your dreams and achieving great things.
Becoming Super Human, is simply becoming best you can be.
And The Super Human Club will give you the tools and information you need to get there.
It’ll be up and running soon hopefully, and aims to be full of inspiration, tools and ideas on how you can achieve your dreams and goals and unleash your Super Powers!
If you become Super Human you can:
- Change the way you think to be more positive and self confident.
- Get your Super Powers working for you to enable you to…
- Be happy and have a good, rewarding and successful life.