There's an amazing thing that happens when you open up your life to change... even in struggle, the universe continues to send us signs, or even things and people we need. The trick is in seeing them and making them count.
For me the other day it was the quote on training and applying how you train to life.
Today it was an article in the new Oxygen magazine, by Jennifer Atkins on embracing change....
This is my favourite paragraph:
"Something magical happens when we accept responsibility for our behaviour and our results. This isn't easy because it's human nature to 'pass the buck.' I know there have been times in my life when I was struggling to accept my circumstances where I found myself blaming others, blaming this, blaming that. Now, when things go wrong in my business or personal life I can always find the culprit in the mirror. In every instance, it's the choices I've made in my life that have put me exactly where I am today. This one tweak in attitude may sound like a little thing, but it has made a big difference in my life.
One of the most important things you can do in times of change is to understand that taking responsibility and recognising problems as a challenge or opportunity will help you grow and fulfil your true potential. Do you know how remarkable you really are?"
It's that old cliche, when one door closes another one opens.... for years I blamed everything and everyone else and even myself about my weight, I was lazy, it was too hard, I just liked chocolate too much. I don't know what it was that changed but something clicked in me last year and I took the first steps to taking and accepting responsibility for me actions and choices, and this acceptance has led me here many kilos lighter, fitter than I've ever been.
Now when I see articles and comments like the one above instead of pfiffing it and thinking sounds nice but it's all too hard I see them as green lights that are screaming... 'right on track,' and 'heading in the right direction'... sometimes it's uncomfortable and it hurts, but boy the growth and change and excitement and wonder has all been so worth it!
"No one is in control of your happiness but you. Therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." Barbara DeAngelis