Anything worth having...
by R girl on 06/06/14
I'm always looking for ways to make improvements to my life. At times I'm concentrating on improvements in my health (physical, emotional, spiritual), social interactions, my work, creative endeavors, you name it, I've probably tried to enhance or enrich it in my life.
Whether we notice it on a day to day basis or not, we're all changing. Some times for the better and sometimes for the worse. We who are consciously trying to better ourselves are changing and making progress, it's just such a slow process we can't always see that we're actually making incremental progress toward our goal.
I get discouraged when I don't see dramatic changes in an area I'm working on, but I figured something out recently: that saying about if it's worth having it's worth working for is absolutely true. The trick is to enjoy the part about working toward the goal. Then the desired results are icing on the cake.
Keep in mind, there is a part of all of us that doesn't want to change, Call it the lazy side, or the fearful side, or the stubborn side, Whatever it is, it's going to fight against self-improvement. There's a reason we all get to a point in our lives that needs change. The reason is: we liked getting there. We enjoyed the self indulgences eating the wrong things, taking a break from exercise, ignoring the demands of our religion or obligations to our community or our work life. That's the easy road. The new road is challenging and uncomfortable. And we need to constantly be aware that the deck is stacked against self improvement. Part of us doesn't want to change and the results aren't immediately evident. Pretty strong stuff. So if you've hit a rut, or you're feeling discouraged on your journey to self improvement, keep this in mind; It's a life long struggle, you never actually arrive. You will always be working toward some goal. Convince yourself that the struggle is worthy and the desired results are a bonus. That's what we call a win win.