5 minutes ago
I put this together because i am always seeing posts on instagram about motivation, inspiration, will power, openness, vulnerability, be you, not what others think you should be, etc. it got me thinking deep about all sorts of things. i have been struggling with self:
i have spent so much of my life pushing myself to the limits just to prove myself to others when i should have been doing it for me. people say things like:
"excuses are for weak lazy nobodies!".
"just keep pushing the limits and you'll be better than the other guy!!!"
and i'm sure that there are people out there that need that kind of message to drive them. but for someone like me those words are corrosive poison. i follow all kinds of fitness, health, food, religious and various other things on instagram that motivate me because i'm am on a long journey towards changing my attitude towards myself and my outlook on life. i am a 31yr old husband, father of 3, work full-time, getting my 3rd degree (ft), a model train novice, fitness wannabe, entrepreneur, and tired. that being said, whenever i even think about taking a breather, i feel like i am being lazy, weak and making excuses. no more!!! i'm not lazy or weak. i'm not making excuses. i'm finally learning to do what's best for me so i can do my best for those around me. just like everyone else, i have my flaws and problems, i get i'm not perfect, but i am surrounded by people who love me and i thank god for that because that is what drives and motivates me to focus on me in a healthy , non-self-absorbed way. the diagram shows the virtues, values and mindset of what keeps me going every day. i didn't know how to put it into words until now but i thought i'd share and be about as open and honest as a person can get, on the internet! 😁
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