Are you an ugly duckling or a beautiful butterfly? It doesn't matter how skinny, fit, physically beautiful, or how great your personality is if you don't like yourself. People will see through you, you'll gain all that weight back and your beliefs about yourself will seep out and onto others. You'll attract people who want nothing more than to change you, reinforce your self loathing and give you more reasons to dislike yourself. It's a vicious cycle that continues until that one day when the light comes on and you've had enough. You've heard me say before, "We remain sick, fat, tired and stressed-out until we are sick and tired of being sick, fat, tired and stressed-out."
Do find yourself thinking that once you lose a certain amount of weight, your life will be great? Or once you get that perfect job, your life will be all you want it to be? Or once you meet the right person, you'll feel complete? But haven't you lost weight and still felt bad, or didn't you think when you got the job you have now, your life would change? I've had similar feelings and what I found for many years was that I didn't like myself and once I got what I thought I wanted, something was always missing. Many times, the things I got didn't last because deep down I really didn't think I deserved them.
It wasn't until the light went on in my wee brain that I realized I was trying to fix a symptom rather than getting to the root cause. You can be the most beautiful person on the planet, but if you don't believe it, you'll always end up an ugly duckling.
Once I got the tools I needed and began to use them, my life started to change for the best. How I saw myself and my circumstances changed. It's amazing how dramatically life changes when you pull the root out. Symptoms go away. Joy and beauty come no matter what the circumstance.
If you find yourself going around the same mountain, repeating the same cycles in your life, you most likely are trying to get rid of symptoms. I encourage you to get to the root and pull it out for good. Once you get that root out, lasting change comes. You are transformed from an ugly duckling to a beautiful butterfly.
Here's how: Discover your root. If you need help, I encourage you to get into Coaching. Once you discover your root, gather the tools you'll need to remove it. Next, use your tools and work at removing your root cause until it's gone.
You're Worth It!