We are all guilty of complaining from time to time. ¬†We don’t like the people in our lives, our kids and parents are annoying, our¬†boyfriends don’t communicate, our wives are such nags, and we hate¬†the¬†darn¬†weather…. ¬†Then there’s the complaining about our jobs, our day to day annoyances, and of course, our bodies.
There are certainly some things in life that cannot be changed, but there is much that can be.
The truth of the above quotation, “What you allow is what will continue”, seems pretty simple. Most will read this and nod. We know it’s true.¬† Why, then, is it so difficult to discontinue the behaviors, which reap the results that we find so¬†undesirable?
The first step would be to identify the problem. ¬†Sometimes, life moves so quickly, and so many bad things can happen at once, that it’s hard to identify that¬†we¬†are the cause of many of our problems. Secondly, once we know¬†we¬†are the problem, we have to ascertain a way to stop it. ¬†When initially pondering this topic, I thought that the second step is the more difficult of the two. ¬†As I think about it more, I think identifying what we are at fault for in our lives can be quite confounding, even more so than fixing the problem itself.¬† If we come to this realization, and create the¬†desire¬†to change. ¬†The rest is a no-brainer. ¬†It’s not to say this is¬†easy,¬†but that is when the aforementioned quote comes into play: we don’t want the problem to continue, so we find a way to no longer allow it.
If we are discontented with much of our lives–our bodies, or fitness level, more importantly, our relationships, careers, etc… conduct a self-examination to see what you can change about¬†YOU¬†to fix the problem.
If you allow the same behavioral problems to persist, naturally, they will continue. ¬†Nothing will change.
It’s that simple.