PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE THEIR CAPACITY
FOR CHANGE. THERE IS NEVER A
RIGHT TIME TO DO A DIFFICULT THING.
It amazes me how the word 'no' is so small yet so powerful. It is fraught with tension and problems and discord, but it's also full of opportunity to change, to grow, to discover, to explore. I've learned over the last few years that the more I say 'no' to other people and to unhealthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) situations, the more I'm actually saying 'yes' to me. I'm saying 'yes' to my dreams, to my goals, to my priorities, to my body, to my health and well-being.
It's far from being easy. I don't enjoy hurting other people, of causing pain or anger. Before I say 'no' to something, I try to look at all the angles, take everything into consideration, devise a compromise, something, anything to ease the gush of guilt that usually comes with it. But I keep saying 'no' anyway. I have to. It sounds extremely selfish and, I suppose, in a way it is. But I've only got one shot at this amazing, incredible life and if I don't change, if I don't get stronger, if I don't start swimming, I will drown while never even leaving the shore.
Don't underestimate your capacity for change. This week, let's all make a change - however small, seemingly silly or difficult - and stick with it in the weeks to come.