Monday, March 7, 2011

Becoming Independently You

You probably don’t remember it like most of us, but I’m certain when you were learning to walk you carefully learnt to balance yourself and tried to stand on one leg before moving the other one forward. Unconsciously, your brain was telling you that’s how you would walk.

If you managed your first step the first try, that would have been a magnificent feat. However, more than likely you fell onto the ground crying or hurt and seeking some love and someone may have picked you up and helped you. And even though you failed first time…you tried again.

When you did, that precise moment between the place where you were leaving and your destination….you learnt your first lesson in becoming independent. Albeit, you were probably wobbly on your legs but you created a bigger world to investigate. Next there was the other side of the room then the room next door followed by outside and gradually you explored them all. You discovered the places you liked and spent time there.

Over the years of growing up you naturally repeated this pattern. You had experiences you liked and experiences you disliked. You wore clothes given to you from adults, ate food that was prepared for you and listened to words, television and music that was chosen by other people in your life. Maybe you don’t remember having to eat food you disliked or maybe you had to sit at the table until you ate the cauliflower you hated the taste of and an hour later was trying to swallow the cold unsavoury vegetable. All of that happened when you were younger…and all of those situations are in your past.

Currently, as an independent adult you have the opportunity to make changes to yourself as you embrace the concept ‘Creating the real me’. You don’t have to continue eating cold cauliflower or wear the type of clothes you don’t like…but here’s the biggey…you don’t have to think the thoughts you don’t want to either.

If your surrounding influences were positive and are helping you succeed in life more than likely you are happier and on track to creating your own success. On the opposite of the scale, if your surrounding influences were negative and are not helping you succeed in life, you may want to change your thinking so you can have the success you want.

Like the new world you created for yourself once you had mastered the art of walking, you can create another new world for yourself by mastering the art of positive thinking and positive attitude.

Your mind, body and soul are all integrated as you create your life journey. From your first steps to waking each day to a new starting point in your life, you are following the stepping stones and creating a new independent you on your journey of life.

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