This week is about facing reality.
Not about thinking how it’s someone else’s fault. Not about the same sad stories. Not about the easiest, most numbed and painless way to get through the day.
It’s not about doing the same old things and ending up in the exact same unsatisfied place you’ve ended up every single week.
This week is about doing something different.
It’s about looking at the truth — the reality of what you really want — and then looking at what hasn’t been working.
This isn’t about getting down and angry at ourselves, but about simply being curious, open, and honest.
It’s simply looking… and noticing:
My fear of what that certain-somebody might think, is the biggest thing holding me back.
I keep saying I want to do more but by at the end of the night, getting buzzed takes priority over the precious free hours I have.
I spend more time digging into other people’s lives and comparing myself to them, when I should be working on my own goals.
I am tired of feeling helpless by blaming others when I know I need to start taking responsibility for my own life.
I want to stop feeling victimized by something that has already passed, and start creating new opportunities for myself.
It’s not that I really don’t have the time. If I watched less TV, I could be much further along.
I’m tired of feeling impatient and negative all the time; I want to start practicing more gratitude for what already is and feeling positive and good again.
Just choose something that’s gnawing at you, and fully admit that you do have a desire to change. That you’re tired of the same pattern, the same fear, the same thought loops.
Again, this is just about being open, curious, and honest.
Just see what isn’t working — what you could make a change for yourself, if you choose to do so. If you chose to take full responsibility for the kind of experience you are having.
Write it down. I know it seems like overkill, but putting this down visually in front of you, tangibly and unmistakably, is a powerful thing.
Now read it, hold it, and know that you have the power to switch this up if you really, really wanted to.
Know that you have the power to change up any of these seemingly daunting and uncharacteristic things: if you really wanted to.
We all have this great power, but it’s so easy to forget in the craze of life.
So this is just a little reminder.
Facing your reality is remembering that you have full creative power over your experience.
Everything you do — even if it’s a deeply ingrained habit you’ve had since you were 5 years old — can be changed up the way you want it, IF you care enough. If you want it bad enough. If you want to eventually have a new, better experience of your life.
Again, this is simply looking. Realizing, writing it down, and looking. You don’t even have to change anything yet.
Just hold it in your hand and realize how much power you have over your life.
You are not stuck if you can do this.
Simply look at your reality.
Now go forth and hold that power with you this week.