Jillian Michaels had a Facebook status that I really want to comment on. Her status was:
"Many are so preoccupied with what others think it defines there existance. It's fear based to be told & to accept that you are this or can only accomplish that. When we fixate externally it keeps us from truly knowing of ourselves & our destiny. Most fear looking inward for worry they won't find greatness, but when we stop allowing others to define our worth you'll see greatness exists in us all, waiting to be expressed."
I used to be the person that worried about what others thought of me. I always tried hard to do / be what I thought they thought that I should be / do. If I wanted to do something I would first think about what others would think if I did it and I usually would not do the thing that I wanted to do because I was afraid of what others would think. It really held myself back from doing many things that I really wanted to do in life. I was like that when I was young and it is not an easy thing to change about yourself. But I am finally in the process of making those changes. I have come along way with it but I know I still have a way to go.
It is so true when she says "When we fixate externally it keeps us from truly knowing of ourselves & our destiny". When you are thinking about what others think and focusing on that, you really don't think about what you want and you do not look deep enough into yourself to really get to know yourself and see the positive things about yourself. You put your feelings aside and do what you think others think you should do. That is why the song I've Never Been To Me, touches me. I was there. I had travelled accross Canada with Handball and been to Holland and France, but I had never known who I was...I had never been to me, until lately.
Now, I am not so concerned with what other think I should do. I try to really think about what it is that I want. What do I want out of my life? I want to be happy. I want to be healthy. I want to help people. I am going to do whatever it takes to make me happy, healthy and to help people!
When was the last time you look inward and discovered something great about yourself? I challenge you to do that on this stormy day!