Meditation: Think of something that you’ve been struggling with weight loss, relationships, stressful job? Write it down. Think about what it is that’s holding you back. What can you do to change your situation? What steps can you take today for a better tomorrow? Lastly, think of a friend you could talk with about it, someone that would offer support and encouragement.
Whenever doubt creeps in or you feel like giving up, you got this! In fact, write that down in ALL CAPS “YOU GOT THIS!” and look at it daily. Speak words of life into your soul not words of defeat. It’s all too easy to believe the negative, instead of embracing the positive. But let’s change that, let’s begin speaking words of life to ourselves and others.
This mantra speaks to me today for many reasons, but one of them being that I hiked Mt. LeConte on Saturday. Am I saying that to brag? A little bit, ha ha. I’m pretty proud of myself and all of my peeps! It’s a 12 mile hike, it’s tough and dangerous. One wrong move and it could be bad, very bad. It was 29 degrees and snowing at the top. My friends in the picture are the reason I made it! They are the reason I didn’t give up and turn around. They were on this journey with me, pushing me, motivating me and encouraging me. I knew at the end of the day we were all in it together helping one another one step at a time. We were all telling each other “You got this!”
Sometimes we all need a little help and encouragement. It can be the motivation we need to make it to the top of the mountain. It’s okay to need help and to ask for it from time to time. I think we forget that when we’re struggling with the everyday monotony of things it’s easy to feel like we’re alone on our journey, but were not. Everyone has the same struggles. The struggles may look differently, but we have all been there. We’ve all felt like turning around, we’ve all felt lonely; we’ve all felt like it’s just too hard and we’ve all felt like giving up. “With great struggle comes great strength, and nothing beats a hard fought victory.” So true!
So today, I want you to know you’re not alone! I want you to look your fears, your problems whatever is staring you down and confidently say “I got this.” We may not always know where the road ahead leads but we can go confidently one step at a time. Speaking life and truth into our soul and growing into our purpose and passion. YOU GOT THIS!
So tell me how your applying the mantra this week? I would love to know! Me, I’m clean eating for the next 12 weeks so I have a feeling this mantra is going to come in handy when I find myself staring at cake or cookies! I’ll just keep saying, “You got this.” 🙂
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