Believe in yourself because the universe has ears. When it hears faith, you experience faithful opportunities. When you give faith, the universe provides the means to succeed.
I’ve been struggling with developing momentum to follow through with my weight loss goal. Over the last couple of days, I’ve asked myself why? I reminded myself, asking why doesn’t bring me a useful answer. Even if I fully understood why, what would I need to do to to be able to muster the motivation I need to fulfill a goal, supposedly very important to me? So then I started asking the questions: why do we not hold ourselves accountable in the same way we feel accountable to others? For example, I set an alarm on my phone to get up early and do a quick workout. This would be a new habit for me. I’m not excited by the idea of working out. I am excited by how it can help me achieve my weight loss goal though. However, when the alarm went off, I intentionally snoozed it, settling for the comfort of my bed instead of demonstrating my commitment to myself to lose weight. I know if I had to get up for a flight, or have the kids to school at that hour, I would have been out of bed in a heartbeat, and starting my day. I asked myself questions about why I wanted to lose the weight? Was it truly important to me? How badly did I want to feel better about my weight? I tried to avoid asking myself the question about why I wasn’t following through with something I ‘wanted’ to do? Did I not really ‘want’ it? Was I coming from a place like I ‘should’ do it? Did I feel I could really succeed? Was I scared I wouldn’t succeed?
As I filled my head with questions over the past couple of days, spottily making efforts to track my food and inconsistently finding ways to be active, something came to me last night that really stuck with me. It was the idea of how important it was to believe in myself. Seeing the universe as a mirror for my own thoughts and feelings, delivering me feedback on my current set of thoughts and beliefs, I really felt it sink in how important this concept of believing in myself was to accomplishing any goal. For I understood, and felt in that moment, that the universe can only create experiences in which I can be successful if I truly believe I can accomplish my goal. If I’m on the fence, thinking it’d be nice, but maybe it’s too hard, maybe I can’t do it, does it really matter, I realized that the universe will deliver me experiences that reflect exactly that…experiences where I feel how hard it is, how I can’t follow through, and reinforce that it doesn’t really matter to me. I am the driver of this train, no matter what direction I’m heading. It’s listening to me. I’m telling it to provide me with the resources I need to succeed, or I’m telling it this goal isn’t that important to me or is too difficult, so I’ll experience situations that reinforce that sentiment.
If we just keep telling ourselves we can do it. We are it. We’ve done it, our lives will be evidenced as such…I’m willing to bet $999,999,999,999 on it.