Whims, wishes, hopes, fantasies and ambitions won’t change anything ~ My truest, real-deal, inmost thoughts will find expression and plant and establish themselves in my life … no matter what.
By using constant repetition I’ve established the concept that I do not have the self-discipline to consistently work out on my own. This belief has become part of the Miriam-fabric.
I walk past my lovely little workout ball, free weights and mini-tramp, glancing at everything I need to put myself on a daily workout routine ~ lamenting the “fact” that I lack the self discipline and motivation to work out on my own.
In another lifetime I was a century riding cyclist. This means I’d ride 100 miles on my bike in one day. This was before recent sports ergonomics and training wisdom. I didn’t know I had the wrong equipment and wasn’t training well. Heck, I didn’t realize then what I know to be a “fact” now that I didn’t have the self-discipline to make century rides happened! I thought I had every drop of self-discipline and everything else I needed, so I just rode!
When did I saddle myself with a lie that I lack something to pedal forward, onward and upward over hills and through rain showers toward my LIFE? The actual Miriam-life I was wired and sculpted to live by the heart and the hands of my kind, brave, encouraging Heavenly Father? Haanel’s MasterKey system Part 9 says that my inner most thoughts will find expression [be produced, demonstrated, shown] just as surely as the plant springs from the seed.
Self-discipline is part of my personal history, as is excellent self-care. Somehow, sometime the condition I began to hold in my mind changed from being a courageous, competent athlete to a person requiring motivation, affirmation and accountability from others. I’ve accepted that I’m no longer a cyclist, I can’t work out except at the gym with a trainer, I’m a handicapped victim when it comes to driving my own living-in-this-body journey.
Haanel further states that act is the blossom of thought, and conditions are the result of action, so I constantly have in my possession the tools by which I will certainly and inevitably make or unmake myself, and my journey or suffering will be the reward.
So, what’s the truth? Every cell in my body anxiously await this decision. Do I continue nodding dolefully toward my little workout collection, wishing I had the self-discipline to use the stuff and hoping that someday I’ll wake up and discovered this character trait has been miraculously added to my wheelhouse? LOL dream on, Honey! That would be silly. I have a wealth of both personal experience and knowledge to pull the right remedy off-the-shelf!
Miriam, your remedy, your mission is to substitute thoughts and actual memories of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence. Haanel teaches (and so does the Bible) positive thought will destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys the darkness.
Am I a self disciplined athlete? I am a whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy creation of the living God. So yep!