I met a guy who had hopes of losing 150 pounds.
I’m sure he dreamed and pictured himself at his new weight, and imagined how it would feel to be skinny.
But, he didn’t just do the fun, easy Hope part; he did something scary, too:
He didn’t buy new pants until he got to his target weight.
Losing ten pounds, maybe twenty, wouldn’t be a big problem wearing the old pants. At minus-75 pounds, though, things get interesting—now people notice and ask questions and you’re looking weird in public.
Doesn’t matter. The more you lose, the funnier you look; and the more you’re motivated to lose faster so you can get out of those pants into something respectable.
Pretty good strategy. Instead of avoiding the scary, you seize it.
It worked. He’s got his new pants.
You can use the scary part to get you to the hope part.
What are you avoiding, that you could instead embrace to move toward hope?
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