Each year, by the end of September, Arrowbear Lake - just down the road from my house - only has a wet spot left in the middle of it. That’s due to evaporation. As you must know by know, evaporation is an invisible activity, although relentless. Eventually, it accomplishes it’s might task and there’s no lake left.
Making changes in your life can be like that if you take the example from Mother Nature. MN is relentless, invisible much of the time, and a persevering sort. I think those are great qualities to emulate in our lives.
When you create a Mind Model of how you’d like your body to look, and you invisibly (to your friends) persevere in thinking it, and you are relentless about quitting your task, you’ll become a persevering sort as well and obtain the results you want.
Every spring, the snowmelt fills the lake up again and the process starts all over. We don’t have to wait for the calendar spring. When we become aware that our mental processes have slipped away, we can renew our desires, and as the old song said “pick yourself up; dust yourself off and start all over again.”
Small changes persisted in will give you the desire you want. In our world today, there is so much of instantaneous gratification marketed that we think all of life should be instantaneous. I’m not going to knock instantaneous. It is just that “things persevered in” has been more of my experience and I wonder if you have recognized how this instantaneous idea has gotten in there? If you haven’t consciously recognized it, you might think you’re failing in your efforts. You’re not if you’re persevering because at some point, you’ve crested the hill, you begin to see changes and discover that your silly millimeter steps have gotten you what you desire and you’re on the downhill slops.
Changing your mind - your sense of self - takes persistent work. If you are arriving at this blog for the first time, I invite you to go back and read some of the older posts, fill out your sense of what this work is all about, and begin. And if you’d like the whole tamale in one package, there’s always my book - My Cats Have Seen Me Naked: How I Achieved Self-Love and Self-Acceptance While Obese. It’s quite the inspiration too.
I wish you steady, tiny steps.