I recently started reading “The Thin Book 2” by Jeane Eddy Westin.
The title of the book is misleading because although its focus is weight loss – I have found life-wide application.
The entry for January 8th reads: Don’t ask yourself the Wrong Questions.
I’ve heard Tony Robbins say it like this – Ask a lousy question – you get a lousy answer.
Jeane says – if you keep asking “What’s wrong with me?” soon you will find yourself convinced that you are indeed worthless. You’ll being to believe that everything you do is wrong, that you will fail. And then you WILL fail.”
I absolutely agree.
I read a lot and STILL find myself succumbing to my own negativity, self doubt, and self flagellation. I know better yet I don’t ALWAYS do better!
But I’m not offering myself up to be whipped. What I realize is that EVERY SINGLE DAY, I need to recommit to the process of being the best me that I can possibly be.
Jeane says “But the good life didn’t come to me because I needed it, or deserved it, or even because God wanted me to be thin. All those things are important. But I lost over 100 pounds and maintained that loss because I discovered something along the way: the absolute necessity of a daily mental, physical and emotional/spiritual program – a program of daily self-help to remind me where I had come from and where I wanted to go.”
Therein lies the ritual, and discipline and awareness of WHAT we feed not just our bodies but our minds.
So instead of focusing on all the things you’ve done wrong today – ask yourself “What did I do right?” and “How could I do even better?”
You need to be your own best friend. Say it out loud. Write about it. You will begin to get the answers that can only take you forward!