When you hear the word unwilling, what are your initial thoughts? Do you think stubborn, inflexibility, unyielding? Refusal to do something? If so, this is a good thing for you AND your goals.
Let’s take a look at these statements below:
- I am unwilling to live in a body that is 15 pounds heavier than it should be.
- I am unwilling to sit on the couch when my kids play ball outside because I get out of breath or have trouble moving around.
- I am unwilling to spend one more summer at the beach in shorts and a tee shirt because I’m embarrassed to be in a bathing suit.
By being “unwilling” you are stating your refusal to stay in the same place. If you are unwilling to sit on the beach instead of getting in the damn water, then you have to decide how to get from the towel into the water. (And “Just get up and walk into the ocean” isn’t what I’m looking for.)
Is it get in better shape so you look better? Is it to start practicing the art of self love so you can accept your body where it is and allow yourself to have fun, no matter what size you are? Whatever *it* is, you have committed yourself to doing it. Because you have admitted that you are unwilling to do it as you always have.
Let’s just let that sink in a bit.
If the example above leaves you scratching your head, here are some other examples that may hit home.
Are you unwilling to work at the low paying job because you’re scared of change?
Are you unwilling to eat fast food because of how crappy it makes you feel?
Are you unwilling to spend hours scrolling on social media instead of growing your business, working out or making a healthy meal?
Are you unwilling to remain in a relationship that is toxic?
Are you unwilling to continue the behavior that keeps you stuck?
Look at your life and see if there are any things that pop up. Areas that you have finally “had it” with. Because we all have them. Then start making steps toward changing your circumstance. And it’s OK to take baby steps, just keep moving forward and I promise, you’ll be heading in the right direction.
Now go run!
This article was inspired by the book “Unfu*k Yourself” by Gary John Bishop.