After having spent a considerable amount of time writing todays blog…I lost it. I tried to download a picture and poof. Gone. More proof that what I’m writing is good!!! I will reconstruct it to the best of my ability. Heck, it may turn out even better!!
I was perched on the edge of the couch tonight watching one of my favorite reality shows “X-Factor” and crying as I watched a 16 year old girl, and a man who went from 920 lbs to 540 lbs, blow the socks off the judges!! They were both incredible!!! With all of the reality shows that are out there now, I have whittled my faves down to “So You Think You Can Dance”, “X-Factor”, “The Voice” and just barely “American Idol”. Are they TRUE reality? Or are they scripted? I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, it doesn’t matter. What matters to me, is that these people are TRYING. They are putting themselves out there for all the world to see and going for their DREAMS!! It occurred to me that I was NOT going to realize MY dreams by sitting on my couch, watching others go for theirs!! AHA moment!! More like a haha moment!
In that moment of self discovery, I realized that I needed to start taking action! Get off the couch (literally) and DO something! I wondered, thinking back on conversations I’ve had recently with my Life Coach, WHY wasn’t I taking action? Gremlins, I decided. Gremlins and their nasty little cousins, who live in dark, dank caves, coming out at every opportunity to tell me that I’m not good enough, not strong enough, not smart enough, not enough period. ENOUGH!!! Where do these little suckers come from? And how on earth can there be so many of them?? I don’t remember my parents ever saying those things to me, or the other people I respected in my past. So, how do they get in my head? I know I’m not the only one who has issues with them. Fact is, they have been living here rent free for too long! We rightfully talk about bullying in schools but maybe we should also talk about self bullying!! Ask most teenage girls or boys if they think they are strong enough, smart enough, good enough. I’d be willing to bet that you’d hear more No’s than Yes’. It’s time to send those pesky gremlins back to their caves and stop listening to them and instead, focus on the positive, encouraging voices. If we do that long enough, I believe it can silence the gremlins. When the gremlins (and their cousins) are quiet and you can hear the other voices and act on THOSE voices and thoughts, I promise you…Life will improve immeasurably!! I for one, am working very hard to send them back to wherever they came from and moving forward in confidence and strength!!!