Several days ago I posted a review from “The Last Arrow” book and I listed some of my favorite quotes from the book. I didn’t write about why they were my favorites and their correlation to my blog so here it is.
“There is a shift that happens when you refuse to remain or be defined by the average, and it comes when you cross a line others would consider madness. While everyone around you is telling you it can wait, you know you can’t”.
In my experience, when your life has something in it that you do not want, in order to truly change it, you have to experience this shift. In my situation, it was my inability to control my food. I knew that everyone under the sun was treating their problem with weight and food with one or more of the million things the diet industry was selling. None of these average options were for me because nothing I tried worked.
I wanted a solution to my “problem”! I did not want another temporary fix. I knew that I had to go beyond what most others had tried to do. Giving up flour and sugar…for life, seemed like madness to most people who knew me. They thought I was setting myself up for a sure to fail plan. Others thought I had picked a route that was too drastic!
I have said it before, you can not make a permanent change in your life if you don’t have a total shift in the way you presently think. When we are younger and struggle with food and weight, we think we have so much time to find a solution or that a solution will show up in our lives. The urgency isn’t there when we are younger. When you get as old as me, your urgency changes because your realize that you are running out of time.
This shift also happens when you decide that you will not live in your current situation for one moment longer! Once I realized this, I was willing to do whatever it took. If recovery of this lifelong burden was giving up flour and sugar, then so be it! And I then wasted NO time and went for it immediately. If someone I knew told me that they were going to do what I did, I would have thought them MAD as well!
Where I am at now…I am so thankful that I experienced that shift!
How does this quote speak to you?