It’s the day after the last day on earth. We survived, unscathed, and I lived another day to blog about health and fitness. All of this end-of-the-world talk–though, I never believed it of course– but it got me to thinking about what I would do if I were to die tomorrow. What kind of impact had I made? Had I helped people? Had I been a positive force in the world? Had I done something that mattered?? And though I can’t fully know the scope of those answers, I can at least take a hard look at 2012 and try to be as objective as possible.
2012 was the year that I was most successful with my 8 week weight management course teaching clients to “never diet”, I added golf fitness to my website, blogged for PR companies on health and fitness, passed my Core Stability and Torso training course and Metabolic Effect Training course for hormones, and of course did the Shine half marathon for Prostate UK – I never stopped learning and still continue to.
So to ALL of you who are reading this right now, I want to THANK YOU for being a part of it with me, for following me on twitter, facebook and reading by blogs, as all in all it was a busy year, but what did I learn in 2012?
Probably the best insight I had all year was this:
Take 100% responsibility for everything.
Your thoughts, your actions, your outcomes, and even the actions and outcomes of others. Not in a way that we try to control others, but in a way that allows us to TAKE ACTION in any situation. If we end up in a situation that is technically someone else’s “fault,” if we want to feel powerful in the world and make things happen for ourselves, we need to take responsibility for changing the situation–even if we are not to blame.
You always have 100% control over your attitude.
You can’t control outcomes, but you can control what you do and how you do it. It takes the exact same amount of energy to be negative (and I think actually MORE energy in the long run) than to simply find the bright spots in any situation. A deep sense of positivity and wellbeing come about when we give others (and ourselves) the benefit of the doubt, do not give yourself a hard time and find a lesson in every struggle.
If you adopt the mindset that every mistake, and struggle leads to a stronger, smarter, more resilient you, how can you deny yourself that opportunity?
On a day to day level many of us are not as organised as we like to be, and feel stressed about work, and out of control with the house, kids, shopping, cooking or cleaning and this scares us. We all think that if we just try harder we can guarantee that things will work out a certain way, and yet, we know on an intellectual level that there are no guarantees, but we need to interact with people and take action without having expectations for how they need to turn out?
And there’s power in knowing and TRUSTING that you can handle whatever happens–whatever outcome occurs.
A “possibility mindset” is ultimately one of effort, one of positivity and one of deep satisfaction but we have to be open to it. By doing the opposite and trying to stay in our safe world of bad habits and bad lifestyle, we are taking the biggest risk of all, which is never trying for something more.
I wish you love, happiness, health and success in all you want to achieve in 2013 and believe in yourself, manifest what you want to achieve and go and achieve it.
“IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE – PREPARE TO FAIL”