Monday, July 9, 2012

Motivation Monday Blog: Love, Laugh, Learn, Move On!

There are so many reasons to give up and to push on it takes courage. Looking deep inside of ourselves to figure out what we want, what we can live with, and what we can't accept both about ourselves and those we invite into our lives. Inviting people into our lives is an important distinction. You hold the power to choose who gets the pleasure of your company. Choose wisely.

We have all heard this saying. Letting someone go that you care about can seem difficult but the truth is not only is setting them free the right thing, letting them go frees you to be with someone who deserves you. Except when you do this:

It doesn't need to be a person you let go either. For me, letting go of old thought processes are incredibly difficult. Changing the way I think and cutting off the inner critic who constantly tells me I am not good, a failure, ugly or unlovable. I have beat this voice a thousand times and I may have to beat it a thousand more but in the end, it will die a slow, lonely death.

Laugh: I am prepared to truly laugh at myself now. I think that dance class taught me that. It doesn't matter how others see you. What matters is that you can see yourself, make a fool of yourself, and laugh. There is nothing funnier that me. No truly. I am a hot mess. That's okay because I am going to laugh and cry and laugh again.

Learning from mistakes and moving on is where I now. I fail at something at least 3 times a day. I fail at work, at home, in relationships, in choosing the wrong meal, in choosing to not work out, in believing in the wrong people, in not believing in the right ones and in holding on to things that don't make me happy. Letting go is hard for me. Letting go has always been hard for me. It probably has something to do with losing my dad when I was so little. Moving on is hard but moving on has to be done.

Learning to love yourself enough to not accept anything less than the best is important. After all, you are the best, at least, I know I am and I am only getting better. Whoever I eventually love will be very lucky because I am loyal to a fault and have a huge heart to go with that. Wanting someone else to see it though,is pointless. I learned this. If the people around you don't realize how great you are and aren't willing to give you their best, other people do see that and they will appreciate you and give you their all.

Don't accept halfway from yourself or anyone else. Respect yourself enough to let go of things that don't work and surround yourself with people who motivate you, love you, respect you and tell you. (I am very lucky to have awesome friends who do this and they would defend me to anyone).

(This blog isn't about any person in my life aside from me. Living life is a process of finding your inner strength and your faith in God and trusting those things above all else.)

Happy Monday! Happy All-Star break. Happy Derby Day. Home Run Derby, that is.


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DoxieDoodle said...

There is nothing funnier than me...jeez...doing this on my phone is hard.

Rachel said...

Muah!! Love you friend!

DoxieDoodle said...

I was wrong. Today's blog wasn't for me. It was for a friend that needs to remember God doesn't make Junk. Where you are is where you are supposrd to be and you are awesome. Believe it. Love ya.

DoxieDoodle said...

Love you too Rachel. :)

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