“These mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb” – Najwa Zebian
Some thoughts weigh so heavy on our minds the deplete us of all energy, others fuel us.
Which are you choosing?
Some people weigh their emotional well-being in pounds, not in how they feel moment to moment.
What scales are you using?
Some set unrealistic goals, the weight of the disappointment at not meeting them may mean it becomes a ‘failed attempt’ and not ‘lessons for the next time’.
For some, it’s the weight in their hearts of past judgments, belittling, put-me-downs, invalidated criticism that have scarred so deeply and weighted on their mind for years.
The journey to setting and achieving your goals is basically like a great big Cook Off: peeling, shredding, layering, chopping, mixing, whisking, tasting, stirring, simmering … and other cooking it up words.
All the ingredients are here. You may not know the recipe or steps ahead. That’s okay. That’s the creative part, shoving it all together.
Most of the learning will come in the form of asking yourself questions.
Most of the doing will come in the form of putting down what is weighing you down so you can move lightly.
What story is weighing you down?
What story do you hear others tell about you and your life that is weighed you down so much, you may have started to believe it? What stories are such a weight but you actually have no idea who’s the story is, you’ve no idea how it got there or if it’s actually real?
In order to stop ‘weighing’ so much, we have to learn how to put some of what we are carrying down.
PS: This post was originally one of the daily emails to participants of 100 Days to Done, you can find out more here.