Why You've Been Trusting the Wrong Things
Far too often, we hold true to the things we shouldn't. Many of us don't even realize what we believe in, or how those beliefs are hurting us. We believe in our limitations, and we believe in our perceived disabilities. We believe in our addictions, our bad habits, and our toxic friends. We believe in all the negativity, and refuse to acknowledge the positivity. Instead of believing in what pushes us forward, we trust our excuses.
Trust me—I get it. I've gone through periods of time in my own life where I trusted in the wrong things. I've been consumed with things that didn't move me forward, and I've believed in things that were no good for me or my purpose. Do you want to know the worst part? I'd look at my life, and then I'd wonder why I didn't have peace. I'd look at my life, and refuse to let go of all the toxicity weighing me down.
Let me ask you something. Are you completely happy? Are you totally satisfied with your life? Are you living your dream life? If so, congratulations. If not, I have a follow-up question for you.
What's holding you back?
I want you to make a list, right now, of everything keeping you from achieving your goals. Do you believe in all the right things? Do you believe in your vision, your strength, and your resilience, or are you trusting nothing but your excuses? Stop trusting your weaknesses, and start trusting in your strengths, even in your weakest moments.
If you want to get in incredible shape, you have to keep pushing just as hard as the day you started. If you want to break your limits down and crush your goals, you need to be ready for even more difficulty than existed when you started. Growing is a never-ending process, and if you are willing to continue further challenging your limits, you can conquer anything.
If you run fast, run faster. If you're strong, lift heavier. If you work hard, work harder.
Whoever out there is reading this right now, I want you to take the time to congratulate yourself for how far you've gotten. I want you to look back and understand the magnitude of what you've accomplished. Reminisce over your losses, and understand how they became your greatest strengths. Faith is hard in the moment, but it's easy in retrospect. Far too often, we forget how blessed we are. Consequently, we forget how important it is to trust in the process, and instead get caught up by the fact that we aren't already at our goals. Remember how far you've come, and then go a little farther.
It all starts with you.