It seems every shout from a three year old begins with “I want…!” Toddlers seem pretty clear on what they want and they’re very clear on when they want it. They cry, stomp their feet, and say, “I want it now!” That’s no surprise to any of us, but what about adults? What about our “I want” statements?
We might not say it, but we live it!
Most of us live out that “I want” scenario in everything we do, like the worn out (but apropos) cliché, actions speak louder than words. We shop because we’re saying, “I want to look good.” We compete because we say, “I want to be the best at this.” We seek jobs, investments, opportunities because we’re saying, “I want to move up or improve my financial standing.”
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with any of the above, but let’s not fool ourselves. Many of us think that we have simple or few wants, but what do our actions have to say about that? What do we pursue day in and day out?
Getting into the emotional aspect of our actions, take a look at a few other “I want” statements. We eat when we’re not hungry because we’re saying, “I want to feel comfort.” We bring up other’s failures so that we can say, “I’m superior in some way to that person.” We fail to meet a goal or objective so that we can say, “I want to prove that it (whatever it is) won’t work for me.”
I’m shining a light on our actions to make a point. We’re all subject to the same disparity of not necessarily doing what we say we want to do. That’s common for all of us. What I’d like to do here is to help you change your focus from what you HAVE been doing to what you WANT to be doing. It’s a subtle but very important shift.
I’d like you to think about – and clarify – what you really want!
Yesterday, I posted a simple question on my Facebook fan page (www.Facebook.com/FibroWHYalgia). I asked people to post their top two goals for 2011. The responses have been fabulous so far, and I’d like to expand on that fact-finding mission. I’d like to continue gathering this information and you can respond either here on my blog, or on Facebook. I’d also like to expand and clarify what responses I’m looking for. I can see that many of you have goals regarding how you eat, and how you move (fitness). Additionally, I’d like you to include goals for how you’d like to think or change for the better emotionally and spiritually (stress-relief).
I’m therefore asking for your “I want” lists in each of the following three categories:
—- Nutrionally-speaking “I want” ….
—-Physically-speaking “I want” ….
—-Emotionally-speaking “I want”….
So, let me hear it! What are your health goals for improving what you’re already doing or trying something new? We’ve already got a jumpstart on this subject going and I look forward to digging deeper!
C’mon! Go ahead and stomp your foot like a toddler. Tell me what you really want!