I am so full of it sometimes. I help people with their own lives all the time and I am really good at it. I am actually a certified master life coach, but I have yet to start a business. What I am not good at is running my own life sometimes.
We have discussed this before, many times, about how I get myself into some rut and wallow in my own self-pity with a little depression thrown in for good measure and here I am again. The funny thing is I haven’t really been here for a while. It happened a lot before I moved to Hawaii, and I mean a lot, but only a couple of times since being here. But I felt it creeping up on me for some time and now that I have actually realized what is going on I have to ask myself…What would Gidget do?
I have always loved Gidget. Ever since I was a little girl and saw Sally Field on a rerun, I have wanted to live her life. Kinda funny for a self-proclaimed city girl, but it is true. I wanted to have the spunk she had and the adventure. I do have that to a point, I know. I go out and do a lot of things that other people wouldn’t, but I stop just before hitting the mark I want to. Life Coach heal thyself…
I guess I am bringing this up because of my Hawaii anniversary. I moved here wanting to learn how to surf and play on the beach in Waikiki, to learn how to play the ukulele…to live out my Gidget fantasy. I had the idea all formulated in my mind, but then I got scared and didn’t do it and I don’t know why. I had friends willing to teach me, but I always blamed it on my bad knees and blah, blah, blah. Yeah, my knees are bad, but only because I need to lose some weight. All the excuses are my doing and my fault. And I am finally at the point of being able to crawl out of the hole I dug for myself and get moving on the next 10 years of life in Hawaii.
So, how do you get yourself out of a rut and back on track? Take the time to think about what you wanted and why it hasn’t happened yet. Let’s take me and surfing as an example. I love the water, but maybe I am not as strong a swimmer as I used to be. Or maybe I am afraid to try because I feel my upper body strength needs work so I can actually paddle out to the lineup. Ok, these are valid points (and how I feel for real), but they can be dealt with by actually swimming more and doing surf exercises for upper body.
Get out a piece of paper and a pen and write down what is holding you back. Jot down everything, even if you think it is silly and take an honest look at each item. Then decide what you can do to overcome each objection. We can do just about anything we set out minds to; we just have to make the decision that our dreams are more powerful than out fears.
If you are in a holding pattern with something you always wanted to do, don’t let the fear continue to be in charge. I am going to start today towards my surfing dream. It is time for me to get back into healthier eating habits and working out. I am going to swim more to become stronger in that area and do yoga, so my body is more flexible when I do stand up on that first wave and ride it in…Gidget would be so proud!!!
***Question for the comments…Have you ever held back from a dream because of fear? How did you overcome it? Do you need help overcoming it now?
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