What do we need to do to see ourselves in an entirely new way?! How about deciding what we would like to accomplish; then, pursuing our goal until it is positively achieved. Truly these are appropriate steps in any successful goals process. Regardless if the goal includes issues related to health, weight, finances or relationships, our attitude can greatly influence how we relate to the goals process. Instead of continuously looking for someone or something outside of ourselves to make us feel good or even feel slightly better–how about inviting yourself to feel good right now. In a sense this almost feels silly, and yet if we actually took a moment and invited ourselves to feel good, we may notice we actually felt uplifted or lighter. Even if the shift was momentary, just by deciding to feel better, allows us to experience some sort of shift towards feeling better.
So when we look at ourselves in a different way, we also get an immediate and altered viewpoint. Each time that we give ourselves an opportunity to be positive, our attitude is elevated. Each time we CAN see beyond a limitation, we are encouraged to move a little further towards our goal. Any time we step out of our comfort zone, we are taking responsibility for what we would like to have or experience. In changing our point of view, we CAN also easily help ourselves to feeling better about past disappointments or regrets, simply by changing what we are holding in mind. Just by refocusing on what we would like to experience, is giving ourselves permission to create improved outcomes. Again invite yourself to feel better right now. Wow! Notice again it feels nice. Every positive decision that we make creates a positive association. So by holding in mind positive outcomes and positive intentions, we are also holding ourselves accountable to having improved results more of the time. Seeing ourselves in a new way also includes an inner knowledge that it is OK to successfully make changes in any area of our life. Just by making better decisions, it is also saying that we gladly welcome positive changes into situations that are somewhat uncomfortable or challenging. Making better decisions includes moving forward, being flexible, and improving our outlook in regards to unresolved or unwanted situations. What’s wrong with that? There is nothing wrong in being positive. Being positive never hurts.
Seeing ourselves in a different way is a very important discovery because it allows us to see, even briefly, that there are no impossibles. Think of something you would like to achieve. Now think of someone who has achieved a similar goal. Instantly you aligned yourself in feeling more encouraged to pursue your goal. Regardless if the goal is to reduce body weight, or move into a new community, by clearly identifying what we would like to have, shows us a possibility or a pathway that we may not have previously considered. If we recognize a level of fear or perhaps acknowledgment of previously failing to complete the goal, we now have an opportunity to move forward and experience satisfaction. Today is a WONDERFUL day to begin seeing your Self positively. Why put off till tomorrow what can be accomplished today?!