Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Meditation: Start Before You're Ready!

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I love this quote and philosophy. It scares the crap out of me, but I love it. I think that's the exact point... we build up these fears, hurdles, or timelines in our head about the way life is supposed to unfold. "As soon as I start saving money then I can do this, or once my schedule lightens up I can commit to working out, as soon as I hit this milestone in my bank account/relationship/career/education/fitness plan, etc. I will be able to start my journey towards XYZ goal." Sound familiar? Ahhh, I totally admit I am guilty of this! Why? Because we love to think we have control over everything. It's very intimidating to let go, put ourselves out there and take risks without a guarantee of success. But...
its about what you do
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Now, I am not encouraging you to push yourself to your maximum capacity or disregard the consequences of your actions or start a plan to please someone else's expectations--but what I am encouraging you to reflect on is how and where you can step outside your comfort zone in your life to take one step closer toward your life goals? What actions can you begin to take "before you're ready" or how can you have faith in yourself and the world that everything will work out when you decide to take the leap?

Just have to drum up that courage....make it happen!
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It begins by traveling in the direction of our fears, not away from them! Completely counter-intuitive and entirely necessary! In order to challenge ourselves and grow, we have to step outside our comfort zone to make space to grow. We have to take the risk and start before we're ready, without knowing the definitive outcome, but TRUSTING in it and our own strength. Realize this:
you are confined only by the walls you build yourself
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So what areas of your life can you "start before you're ready?" How can you make space for expansion by stepping out of your comfort zone and into the face of fear and achieve your dreams? What small step can you take TODAY, even if you think you're not quite ready?

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Get your JAM on today :)


  1. I always look forward to your Monday Meditations! I always save the quotes for throughout the week for reflections.

    I'm going to start being more conscious of what I'm putting into my body before I'm ready. I've always thought eating clean and making healthy choices is too time consuming too me. I'm deciding it just won't be. :)

    1. Thanks for reading!!! Taking the time for planning healthy lifestyle choices can definitely be a challenge. I try to keep a couple stand-by staples during the week if I know it's gonna be busy.

      One thing I struggled to cut out was drinking pop. Ohhh Diet Coke, Dr. good! I was drinking at least 2 pops a day, plus coffee in the morning-whoa. Once I finally gave it up, I felt a ZILLION times better and had no clue how much it was impactinng me until I finally cut it out of my daily life. Whiter teeth and less unhealthy stuff in my body. Keep it up, girlfriend!


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