Your Gain IS My Pain ~ Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Specialist (Come Fly With Me!), Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian!
Morning Tushkateers, How is your September shaping up? Mine is kind of groovy. After decades of living in New York City, a lifetime of wearing our New Yorker identity with pride, we (my man and me) are officially tourists! We are visiting our friends and family on the east coast, and it is fun! There’s an excitement to it and an appreciation of what we took for granted for so long.
I fully recommend shaking things up. Changing, re-arranging, re-ordering your life. I know that it’s frightening, but well worth dealing with and ultimately pushing through the angst that surfaces.
Which brings us (OLofWL and me) to today’s topic:
The #1 KILLER of Grand Plans, Great Schemes and Groovy Dreams!!!
Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know …
… Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain afraid to push your envelope in any direction? Are you afraid to let the buried, the authentic you out? Afraid that you are going to fall on your tush again and again and again–eventually breaking it (cracked already?) and then you seriously won’t be able to get up?
Are you afraid of failure? Move over. You are NOT alone.
Fear of Failure is the Number ONE KILLER of Grand Plans and Great Schemes and Groovy Dreams!
In all likelihood it started when you were young; you failed at something, maybe got a big fat “F” in school, or failed to get on the cheerleading squad. (Ha! Like I even tried.) Who knows what you failed at, but you did. We all did! And some of us soaked in those feelings from failure and decided consciously or unconsciously in that snapshot of a moment, on a deep level, to protect ourselves at ALL COSTS!
And so I say to you today, let’s turn that all around and “Let’s CELEBRATE failure!” Woot! Woot!
Let’s acknowledge that no one was born with a “this is how to walk” manual. We all fell on our tushes multiple times and were applauded for it; encouraged by our parents to get up and try again! Until we finally just figured it out.
Rather than crumble and never “walk” again, I am going to ask you to applaud every failure today (and henceforth). Each and every time you fail, I want you to resist all urges to say mean things to yourself. I want you to resist all urges to crawl up in the corner in a fetal position and EAT! I want you to resist the need to protect yourself.
Yes, I am suggesting that we together celebrate failure!
I’m betting that you will inadvertently or intentionally fail (if you consciously decide to push your envelope) today. And you are now free to say “Yahoo. I failed.” And you are now free to learn from your failure. You are free to stretch and grow!
There is a BIG difference between failing and being a failure. Got it? You are NOT a failure. On the contrary. Your true nature is whole, creative and resourceful. There is no reality to FEAR. It’s a mindset! Reset your mind.
Failing requires courage. I understand that feelings of disappointment accompany failure. And that’s okay. Feel them. Fully! And then learn from your failure and say to yourself, “YAY! I am not frozen in fear. I am one of those rare people in life who are willing to put it out there and fall on my tush, get up, dust myself off and move forward.”
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Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Life Coach, Weight Loss Expert
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