My tape measure never lied, until recently that is.
According to my defective tape measure, something nasty was happening to my body, a most unattractive thickening of the waistline.
Desperate measures were called for, so out came the sewing machine to make what I called ‘fat dresses’. As a rule, my weight tends to fluctuate. However, if it went up, it always came back down.
Well, it used to always come back down. It is certainly a wakeup call when you can no longer fit into your fat dresses.
We make decisions every single day
The consequences of those decisions create our future. Consequences can be good for us or not so good for us. Deciding you can’t be bothered to exercise today has a clear consequence. Eating chocolate and pouring another glass of sparkling wine has clear consequences. “Oh, just this once.” we say. It won’t hurt! The ‘just this once’ lie can easily lead to habitual behaviour that doesn’t serve us.
Life does not happen to us, it happens through us, through the decisions we make.
Never give away your power to say yes or to say no.
Own your decisions, don’t point the finger of blame at someone or something else. Enjoy that glass of sparkling wine I say; don’t beat yourself up over having it. But don’t lie to yourself about why you made that decision to do so.
It’s pretty clear why I’ve developed my ‘middle-aged spread’ and it has little to do with my age and a lot to do with the decisions I make every single day.
If you’ve ever said to yourself “I should write a book.” then I encourage you to do so.
On a personal level, the clarity you’ll gain when committing your thoughts to paper is priceless.
My book writing venture helped me join the dots, to see parts of my life in a new way.
If your story remains untold, you’ll never know the potential, the fulfilment and the joy of sharing it.
You’ll never find out how your story has inspired others to create a better life for themselves.
Recently, a 32 year old mum bought my book.
She’d read her mother’s copy, in particular the chapter on 'The Burnt Chop Syndrome'. She instantly saw her behaviour falling into that exact pattern. She instantly saw how she was setting herself up for being a martyr. She instantly knew she did not want that result for herself or her family.
And YES! Even men have read my book and found it a useful guide to living a better life.
Finally, read why an 80 year old woman suffered deep regret for how she’d lived her life:
“I wish I’d had more control over my own life. I wish I’d stood up for myself more. I wish I’d done more of
what I wanted to do.”
Lead your best life. The power to do that lies entirely in your own hands.
Author- Leadership Trainer - Self Empowerment Enthusiast
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