What Do You Want? And How Do You Get It?
By Colleen Flaherty of BirthingWarrior.com
Let’s break this quote down.
Limitations (mental/physical) are habits of perception (what you think is happening/the story you tell yourself/your beliefs), waiting to be busted (dissolved/broken down/forgotten/reformulated).
Keep this in mind for later. Because I’d like to start with what you want.
What do you want?
This applies to all areas of life. Let’s start with your physical goals.
What do you want your body to do for you?
What do you want it to look like?
How do you want to feel in your body?
Where will you go in your body?
Answer these 4 questions while TRULY ENVISIONING your answers.
Here are mine:
- I want my body to keep me healthy, strong, patient, and inspired.
- I want my body to be a lean, mean, ass-kicking machine.
- I want to feel like I could conquer the world 100 times over. Confident, sassy, and unique.
With this body, I will change lives, travel the globe, see inspiring sights and meet new empowering people.
While I wrote these things out, I smiled, laughed, saw myself working out, playing beach volleyball, soccer, rock climbing, and happy. My whole body is energized with the thought of WHAT IS COMING in the future.
Hear me. What you envision for yourself will happen if you let what you truly want dictate the choices you make.
I want my body to be healthy, strong, patient, and inspired. Because of those qualities, I will consciously AND sub-consciously say yes and no to things that are in line with them.
Ass-kicker? That means I’m moving my body in ways that I find enjoyable and fun.
World conquered means choosing events, people, things that make me feel confident, sassy, and one of kind.
Do you see what I’m getting at? When you set your sights on what you want, feeling how it feels to ALREADY BE THERE, your choices between now and then, will be in the flow to GET YOU THERE.
Now its your turn. Answer the 4 questions above. Write them down. Stick them next to the bathroom mirror. Tell your partner, your friends, your family what you’re envisioning for yourself (because they’ll help you get there! They’ll also hold you accountable!). Plus, once you put it out into the universe/god/goddesses, the doors will start opening for you to feel like your true, authentic, desired self.
Going back to the quote above. Whatever you tell yourself, is your reality. Your limitations of your body are backed by the stories you tell yourself about your body. “My body will never be skinny.” Nope, you’re right. With that story, it won’t. Not only are you telling your entire being, down to your cells, what it will be (not skinny), your choices of “never being skinny” will play out in day to day life. Maybe it’s over-eating. Maybe it’s making excuses. Maybe it’s indulgence. Your habits of perception are ruling your life. Want to change your body, change what you think about it and what you want it to become.
Dedicated to Your Happiness,
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