Week Four: I Will Do The Work – A Hope-filled Affirmation

AFFIRM THIS,

I commit to doing the work.
Nothing that I face this week will deter me from keeping my promises to myself.
I am willing to commit to implementing the habit/s that will ultimately lead to victory.
I will continue, even when it’s hard, and it does not appear that anything is happening. Because I know my breakthrough is inevitable when I refuse to give up.

. . .

For the past 21 months, or since the pandemic began, I have been inconsistent with many of my goals. The ones that have suffered the most have been those related to my health.

About a week ago, I read an article where the author asked the question,

What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier?

Immediately, I knew my one thing was to recommit to my health and fitness goals. Even still, it has taken me several days to decide what I will do. My hesitancy, in part, has been the fact that I’ve said that I was going to recommit many times for the past 21 months, but I have not been successful. The starting and stopping d discouraged me. The other part is that I have been waddling in self-pity, being easily frustrated by how hard it’s been and by the lack of immediate change. So, I needed to prepare my mindset for the journey ahead.

It’s not going to be quick, but it is POSSIBLE!

Many years ago, when I was in a similar place, I was inspired by these words I heard during a Wednesday Bible study,

It is not the promises that you make to others that build your self-confidence. Instead, it is the promises you make to yourself and keep that allow self-confidence to grow – John Knowlton.

I was reminded of those words this weekend. I have decided that the only way forward is to keep my self-promises.

What about you? What self-promise do you need to focus on this week? Your focus may not be health and fitness. Perhaps you need to focus on committing to your writing practice or night routine. Or maybe you need to commit to respecting the boundaries you’ve set or organizing your home.

Whatever area in your life that you determine self-confidence has been lacking, that is the area that could use your attention this week.

I welcome you to join me in leaning into this week’s affirmation. I even encourage you to write it down and post it somewhere to serve as a reminder to you to KEEP GOING. Keep going, even when it’s hard, even when you see no change. The more you continue, the more your confidence will grow.

It takes a lot of courage to commit to doing the work. I have had to commit to my health and weight-loss goals like a million times, it seems. And when I feel shame creeping up my neck about that, I remind myself that the number of times that I’ve recommitted is also the same number of times that I refused to give up!
So even if you, too, are recommitting for the umpteen time, the fact that you refuse to give up is what we’re celebrating this week!

So let us not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up — Galatians 6:9

Until Next Time,

Sending you Love, courage and MORE Courage,

D

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