I am currently rereading a book called "The Radical Leap" by Steve Farber, it's a great book that I highly recommend. He brings up a point about us always conning ourselves and the people around us. Making false promise or lofty goals with out any real intention on fulfilling them. They make us sleep better at night, be able to look at ourselves in the mirror, promising ourselves that change is right around the corner. And that is the real reason we are conning ourselves, because we are scared of change. We are creatures of habit. Change can be scary, Farber actually calls the point that you must reach as your OSM (Oh Shit Moment). That moment that you come to the conclusion that you have to change, and you make that decision in the face of the chance that you can fail.
Sometimes my blogs are health related, and sometimes they're spiritual or motivational. But guess what they all go hand in hand. So whatever you have in the back of your mind that you have been promising yourself or someone else for a while now, do it. The only time is NOW. There is no time for "I will get to it." If losing weight is your "sooner or later", what are you waiting for? A heart attack? Diabetes? I recently had a new patient tell me that they were going to wait until next year to make any health decisions. That's fine, we are all on our own journey, but WHY? What are you waiting for? There will never be a time when change is convenient. And the longer you wait on it the more comfortable you become with your present situation. It becomes your "normal". Then you look around and start comparing yourself to the people around you, and you get even more comfortable.
I recently did a wellness talk at a company where quite a few of them scheduled appointments to come in to my office for an evaluation. The first person came in, I made my recommendations for her to maximize her health potential, just the beginning step of her changing her life. She wasn't ready, but then guess what happened next? All of her coworkers cancelled their scheduled appointments. Not only did she limit herself, she was so scared of change that she wanted to make sure everyone around her wasn't going to make any drastic changes either. It made her more comfortable with where she was at. Now, I have had the exact opposite happen, where one person goes back to their company and leads people around them to live healthier lives.
Look for your OSM. It will be the best thing that ever happened to you.
From a certain point onward there is no turning back. That is the point that must be reached. -Franz Kafka
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