How My Desire Stopped Pissing Me Off…

March 21, 2013

I was at the gym the other morning and was checking myself out in the mirror and felt gross. I finally had reach my natural body weight right before last summer and then my 2 month vacation happened full of good wine, good food and little physical movement and here I am looking into next summer with the bulges I had been so happy I got rid of.

But then it dawned on my how utterly STUPID it was for me to feel bad in that very moment. I had gotten my lazy butt up and out of the door and was standing there with weights in my hand and sweat dripping down my neck from a haul-ass 20 min cardio stint. I was, in that moment, engaging in an action that was taking me closer to my desire! So why did I feel so crappy?

Well, desire is a funny thing. It has a tendency to inspire the heck out of us and in the next second make us feel like the worlds biggest failure. In that moment I realized an obvious truth.

Any desire or goal I have takes time to manifest. Its a process.

Duh….

I am no different than many in my generation, we want stuff NOW. Super immediate gratification addicts. That is one of those habits that so infects and sabotages our best efforts. If we don’t see progress now, then we should just give up! Forget it! What is the point of even trying!?!

But it wasn’t just the realization that my desire for health and wellness was a process, I actually realized that I am in control of this process in every moment. Every moment I have a choice. Am I going to make a choice that takes me closer or further away from my desire? I am going to go for closer.

So I make those good choices regarding food and exercise. I am up every morning during the week hitting the gym with a girlfriend and have committed to a pH balanced diet. But what happens when I make these choices that honor me, is this massive wave of gratitude and pride rush in! It is like YES! Nothing else matters in terms of temptation but getting my fix of gratitude and pride and you know what – it totally serves my need for immediate gratification. WIN – WIN if you ask me.

Look today and see your desires as processes unfolding everyday and remember you are at the helm and your dashboard is comprised of the choices you make. It is up to you where you end up…

 

 

 

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