So I've signed up for Twitter and have found a lot of great motivational people to follow. The quote above is one from Zig Ziglar. I can't tell you how many times I have given up my power because it's easier to blame someone else, or a circumstance. One of the reasons I started a blog was to help keep my thinking on the more positive side of life. I was on facebook, however, I found that to be rather depressing with how easy it was for everyone to share the misery and drama, which is fine if that helps them find their path to a better life. I'm just not into that, so I figured it would be safe to start a blog and find others with the same interest. I think it's easier to control what I read this way. LOL
Anyway, I started Weight Watchers in July. I should have lost quite a bit of weight by now, right? Well guess what? I haven't. I started out doing really well, as I always do, but then I let blame take over and lost my power. When I read this quote, it hit me. I need to stop blaming period. I need to look at the situation, take it for what it is, own what is mine, and leave the rest. Now typing this, it sure sounds easy, but it's not. I have to own the fact that it's going to take time and acknowledgment to get my own life back. I've let too many people and situations take control - that is my bad habit. How do you fix a bad habit? Replace it with a good one. What do they say? It takes 21 days to start a new habit? I better get started! :o)
I will work on more positive things. I will work on changing my mindset when the 'stinkin thinkin' comes creeping in. After all, we are what we think. A lot of times, my issue for blaming is because I didn't stand up for myself. I honestly have a hard time with that. It's then that the insanity starts. I didn't speak up, so I give that person power, because I start blaming them. The fact is, I didn't have the guts to change the direction of the conversation.
So my first step this week is to change the direction of my thinking when any negativity starts creeping in. I hope I catch myself before I've gone too far into thought! LOL