Today I’d like to declare that I will be putting myself forward.
That is not to say that from today I am going to be selfish and egocentric, it just means that I need to be mindful of what I want to achieve and the people around me either need to help me on my journey or get out-of-the-way.
I have been on the path to healthy eating and trying to build exercise into my life. It’s one of those goals we set every year and yet, I don’t seem to be changing in any way, shape or form. I will be the first to admit that I am the best self-saboteur I know, so when I declared that I will be trying to eat ‘clean’ I need my friends to be supportive.
No one needs to be cajoled into have a small bowl of ice cream or even to have a blow out night that includes pizza and beer. In fact, I don’t even need to have my arm twisted, I’d gladly give up on today – making promises for tomorrow. But it has finally dawned on me – I need to be stronger. Have more self resolve and stop blaming others when I don’t have the conviction to follow through with my goals and working towards my dreams.
I have recently witnessed my friends cull their friendship circles down to a handful of trustworthy, supportive friends whom they can count on and feel lucky to have them in their lives. At first I thought that perhaps they were being a little too hasty by “culling” their friends, but I get it now; not wanting to have someone around who brings you down.
Today, I am taking a stand. You are either with me supporting my dreams or you need to let me go.
The choice is yours.