When you have been working on yourself for a while, times that used to be tough, don't seem hardly a challenge. Don't get me wrong, there are days I ask myself, "how the heck am I supposed to do this?" When I started to care about myself, internally as well as outwardly, I was able to care for others SO much more! I've always had the urge to care for others, but held back my potential because of the lack of potential I saw in myself.
After these past few days, I haven't given much TLC to myself, reasons completely understandable. But today, Trav is doing well, and I knew mom and I needed a good sweat session. So I put together a workout we would do together, and one for myself afterword's. During the workout, mom kept telling herself, and me, "Alisha, I can't do this!" Hearing those words come from my mom's mouth, shocked me. I understand she hasn't worked out for awhile, and this is going to be a challenge. But hearing my mom say "I can't" are words I don't believe. My mom is one of the strongest women I know, and I couldn't believe she didn't believe in herself enough to do a short 13 minute workout. But THAT is the evil behind telling yourself negative things long enough, you start to believe it! When you believe you "can't" do something, you then start to believe you have a bad life, you are not a strong person, you need to lose weight, you need to become more intelligent, you need, you need, you need! Just one simple "I can't" or "I don't want to" becomes your BIGGEST enemy in your success. Success can be anything from happiness, wealth, marriage, friendships, or getting through the day with a smile.
We have to train our brains. We should surround ourselves every single day with positive people, and people who will push you to become better than what you were yesterday. Now, this is easy to write, and to read right? But is it easy to do? Absolutely not, if it were, we all would be happy and successful in whatever we were searching for. But a lot of us go to work with negative people, go home to a negative spouse or children, and can't eliminate ourselves from those environments. What do we do then? We focus on ourselves. I go to my podcast radio app, find a motivation person to listen to, and start my day (while getting ready) to that. I usually listen to MLM Nation, for my business life. My business life seems to be the place I could easily get sucked into the negative vibes. So I know, that if I don't push play in the morning, I will most likely push "anger" when I get put in a difficult situation. So if you have the most negative vibes in your work life, get on a podcast in the morning, find a motivating (and interesting) one to listen to. Get advice from others at your work, you might be surprised who actually does this!
I know if my mom were to listen, read, or surround herself as much as possible with motivators, she wouldn't go through my workout, and say "I can't." Funny comment, my mom actually told me in the car ride once, that "I am to positive." That is okay, rather have that than other commits haha. Lets motivate ourselves, so that we CAN get through our daily events that look negative, but should be experienced with positivity.