Visualization: Rehearsing for Your Future

 

I was an ice skater when I was young.  No, I was not good, but I enjoyed it anyway.  It still perplexes me because I DESPISE cold.  Yet, I would go to a COLD rink every week and freeze for hours on end.  That’s beside the point though....

At the end of every season we had a big show.  During the show you would skate in a group to a song that fit some sort of them.  The week/weekend leading up to the show we would have dress rehearsals.  I LOVED DRESS REHEARSALS!  It was so fun because we still got to skate and practice our routines in our costumes (super awesome!) but we didn’t actually have a large audience.  If we screwed up, nobody really cared.  That was the best part about it.  There was no pressure.  In my mind, the rehearsals were better than the show. 

 

Too bad we don’t have more dress rehearsals now.  It’s a bummer that we don’t get ourselves ready and...

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I'm from ALL or None Anonymous

 

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So I have been giving you all a little tough love the last couple of weeks with this all this talk of commitment. Today, I just want to give some encouragement and awareness. How does that sound?

Good!

Most of my clients come to me and tell me that they are all or none kind of people. They use this trait to explain to me why they haven’t lost weight, why they yell at their kids, why they can’t get their business going and on and on.

 

I get it. I’ve been there too. I still am some days.

 

As I am writing this post, I had this commitment to myself that I was going to get all the blog posts for March written by February 28. I am well into March and I’m still writing.  I wanted to get them all done and put my focus else where.  

When I didn't get this post done by my goal date, my first reaction was to beat myself up. I wanted to be...

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Tell Me the FACTS!

 

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Can I recap for those who may have not read/ listened to my last two posts?

Great! Thank you for sticking with me here.

Two weeks ago I talked about commitment. Why it’s important and how to commit. The take away, commit because the benefits far exceeds the struggle.

Last week I discussed God’s hope versus the world’s hope. The take away, is to commit to stay faithful in the hope (certainty) of God’s promises. Why? Because we can be certain about what He says in His word compared to a world that is very uncertain.

Why the recap? Because, I’m talking about commitment here friend.

 

Now, I really want to challenge your commitment.

 

The opposite of committing is quitting.   Would you agree?

When we quit we give up the commitment we made. Remember, commitment is a stance created by you in which you know what you will or will not do...

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Hope Isn't the Problem... Our Commitment Is

 

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My March theme is commitment. At first, I totally wavered on this commitment I made in January to write about commitment.

Ironic, I know.

See, I wanted to talk about commitment in March because I personally believe this is when we are least committed in our year. Or maybe that is just my perception since I live in the cold Midwest.

Don’t get me wrong, but come the end of February, leading into March, my hope is fading fast. If you remember my post from last week, I told you I believe our reason to commit boils down to hope. The hope for better.

But, Minnesota in March is dreary. Outside is no longer white.  It isn't green either.  It is just 50 shades of brown. Cold snaps require more time inside and everyone becoming a little stir crazy and completely annoyed. The, “I’m bored”, syndrome is in full miserable force. Oh, and the weather is...

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