What has happened in our past does not have to dictate our future. We can choose if we want to move forward. We can choose if we are worth it. We can choose if we want to be stuck.
I used to find myself feeling as if the hand that life had dealt to me was simply “what it was” and that I was destined somehow to be unhappy, to be unhealthy. But I have always been a fighter and there has always been that little spark that even after being dealt several hefty blows, that little spark had never entirely been put out.
So, I encourage you to fight. You do not have to be stuck. You do not have to be “ok” with the hand that life has dealt to you but it takes COURAGE!! Are you brave enough to make those changes that you know need to be changed? Are you confident in your ability to take those first steps out of your comfort zone, no matter how difficult those first steps might be? Have you finally decided to turn off those ugly little voices in your head that try to stop you from being exactly what you know you want to be?
The only time you have to face this journey all alone is when you are faced with the fact that sometimes YOU are the only force that makes you stuck. All the support in the world that you need is out there, but you and you alone have to take that first step. Ultimately, you can play a giant role in choosing your own destiny and you are the only one who decides weather or not you can succeed, no matter what the goal might be. Yes, you might fall down, yes life is hard, yes change is difficult so you can plod along and just take it as it comes or you can make it; and I urge you to CHOOSE what happens next with your own life because otherwise you will find yourself another year down the road and still….. stuck.
When you open your mind, open your eyes, and open your life to opportunity, to change, and to positive influences, the excuses start to dwindle and you will find yourself truly steering your life in a way that is meaningful more often than simply accepting “what has happened.”
I hope that 2012 is an amazing year for all of you and as I continue on my own journey I am excited to share what happens with the Fragoso family as we continue on this exciting ride. I also can’t wait to hear back from you – what are you going to do this year to become “unstuck!!”