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Living in the Now… 4 Weeks from Now

“Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don’t necessarily enjoy.” ~Earl Nightingale

Funny this is the daily motivator today.  Earlier this morning, and for the last few days, I’ve been doing some on and off thinking about after the show and my ability to keep this weight off, and possibly even train for another show.  What I need to do that I don’t want to do is what I know I just have to do.

I’m at a war with needing some down time and pushing forward.  I’m afraid that down time will actually mean party time and that of course will ultimately lead to sliding backwards – or jumping off a cliff.  The fact I really don’t want this to happen isn’t enough to ease my mind and trust myself and decisions.  I suppose I’m fighting with finding the balance.

I’ve always had accountability or goals to keep me on the straight and narrow.  If I take “off” what’s to keep me focused?  I think it will be time to really practice this inability to trust my own self and what I’m truly feeling, wanting or needing.  I think it will be a time to focus on what Geneen Roth teaches in her book Women Food and God and also the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, and I’m sure countless others, including God!  I think a new chapter in my journey will be opened for exploration.

In the now is a very popular topic that keeps getting pushed back into focus for me.  In the now, I’m not done training for this show.  Therefore how can I spend any time worrying about what 3 or 4 weeks from now I’ll be doing, feeling, thinking, acting on, etc.?

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie Ten Boom

Again, living in the now erases worry of tomorrow.  And this… is all I can keep coming back to.

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