Disappointment and discouragement met me as I started my day. My health regiment with an eye on losing weight and toning isn’t going my way. I have tweaked and tweaked some more until I am tweaked out. But, what happened an hour later was a true miracle in my world. You see, I used to allow those double D’s to ruin my outlook. I allowed them to define me, so I could make excuses as to why I wasn’t exercising, completing a project, or whatever was on life’s abundant buffet. Today I allowed them to inspire me.
Life brings an array of opportunities to look at any given situation differently. My outlook isn’t defined by what society deems as a failure. Failure is not about the outcome. Failure is allowing the concept of disappointment and discouraging thoughts to cloud my view. I am not a product of what didn’t workout. I am a product of my willingness to commit, to work hard, and to allow myself some grace in that process.
The double D’s didn’t win today and I have my own love for me to thank. It is an inside job, friends, and the project is still very much under construction.