DON’T LET THIS FEAR FACTOR TAKE A BITE OUT OF YOUR SUCCESS
I’ll get right to the point. Without question, the predominant issue blocking your way from future success is: FEAR.
Last week, I held another (quite unofficial) short survey on my FibroWHYalgia Facebook page. I asked — When it comes to your own health journey, what ONE single thing keeps you from moving forward?
Here’s how you responded:
* Increased pain
* Becoming worse off than you are now
* Learning new habits (unhealthy habits are so easy)
* Becoming even more confused about your goals
* Stress over financial investments in health
* Difficulty staying positive
While the answers reflected a wide variety of topics (for example, several brought up the issue of fibromyalgia pain) – do you see a common denominator to them all?
They all point out an innate fear about change.
If I change what I eat, start a fitness program,
and change how I think, what will happen?
Imagine that you’re standing near the threshold of a closed door. The door all by itself holds no threat, but the unknown factors behind it may seem or feel threatening.
This is how many of us view change. We feel the door is open or closed. We’ll succeed, or fail. We’ll find pain relief, or still live with pain. It’s all or nothing.
But … life isn’t all or nothing. Change isn’t right or wrong.
Simply put — change allows us to learn something new, continue with what works, and move past what doesn’t. It’s all part of the journey.
And, we get to CHOOSE where to place our FOCUS. Are we going to focus on our past or our future?
Is it time to open the door to change? What would you like to try?