“When you really want something you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.” ~Rachel Hollis
I really love mantras. They are words or phrases that keep me focused and motivated —like “Keep It Moving”. One of my favorites is “I am in control of my own happiness.” Whoa. Now let that sink in for a moment. I. YOU. WE are in control of our own happiness. Rachel Hollis, author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” (if you haven’t read this gem, get on it!), has a whole lot of wisdom in the simplest and realist forms. One of the most powerful things she has said is, “If you’re unhappy, that’s on you.” We are all guilty of pointing fingers at people, things, events, life in order to “explain” our downfalls. Maybe these things are all contributing factors, but how you choose to move forward is all on you and these explanations are excuses. One of the things I love about VIBE is that they don’t pressure you to be there. They create the positive environment for you to work through your goals and all you have to do is show up and TRY. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of DIY projects. I’ve been in my house for only a little over a month and I have completed a year or two years worth of work. I get asked a lot: Why do you spin so much? Why did you do all of that at once? Why not do it next year? Every single time I don’t do something right away or make a plan to do it in the next month, a year goes by in the blink of an eye. Rachel Hollis pointed out that we all have the same 24 hours in a day and that blew my mind. We are so used to living each day, going through these 24 hours, but it’s become so monotonous that we forget to acknowledge this. You have 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to accomplish more than you think. Maybe you are considering trying a class at VIBE, but you keep making excuses about trying it. “Maybe next week…maybe tomorrow,” and before you know it, it’s 2019 and you are saying the same thing. STOP. VIBE was my beginning of embracing now and living my life to the fullest. I showed up last year on Thanksgiving, fed up with my excuses. So why not do what you can do tomorrow, today?
Choose now. Choose today. Choose you.