Pardon My Progress!
Life brings me lots of opportunities and lots of challenges. But in order for me to reach my goals; in order for me to reach a certain objective; in order for me to be successful in life; I must first work on improving myself. Therefore, I must say goodbye to my comfort zone; procrastination; negative people; meaningless conversations, and step towards the unknown or the unfamiliar territories. I also know that once I begin to make positive changes my environment will also begin to change. Nevertheless, my growth will offend many, as some will have to be loved from a distance. So as I begin this process of transitional and transformational growth, please pardon my progress…
Now as I step into the process of change and look deep within myself. I realized that I have a lot of work to do. However, in order for me to grow mentally; emotionally; and spiritually; I must first change my mind set and my thought process. Therefore, I must first change my mind to have a different perspective and a different outlook on life. One of my favorite scriptures talks about “being transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). However, I understand that this is the first step in changing my negative habits and behavior. Nevertheless, as I move forward into my change process, pardon my progress.
I know that changing my habits and behavior is challenging, it’s hard. But I must continue to push myself to go on. However, as I continue to push myself and continue to renew my mind, my negative habits and my behavior will gradually start to change and improve. But make no mistakes, I am not perfect, so I will make mistakes as I continue to push forward on this journey. You may even see me stumble or fall, but the real challenge of growth comes when you get knock down and get back up! And I know, it will take great courage for me to act, it takes mental toughness and mental discipline to get back up and push forward and try again. So for my critic on the inside and my critics on the outside, pardon my progress.
Change Starts On the Inside…
It is impossible for me to change my behavior and my negative habits without first changing my mind. Because I must first understand that my behavior or my actions are merely physical manifestations from my brain which started in my mind as a thought. So now I understand that if I try to change on the outside, the same experience and outcome will perpetuate itself over again, because I have not changed (first) on the inside. However, I know I will face many distractions, obstacles and adversities. But the distractions and obstacles aren’t there for me to fail or as an entrapment, but only to strengthen me in my growth process. Therefore, I must be willing to face myself and accept the challenges ahead that I must go through for me to GROW! I also know that I cannot predict what life throws at me, but I can control the emotional outcome. Therefore, what I can do and will do is to focus on what I have control over, and that is making sure that I am mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fit! Nevertheless, my progress will give me the growth to persevere and weather my storm whenever life happens. So, as I continue to grow, please…pardon my progress