Growing up, I heard and received flack about a woman changing her mind. I have always believed in the power of choice. Don’t get confused, I am not talking about pro-life. I am talking about the liberating power of decisions. It is amazing with the number of decisions I have to make in a single day’s time. Everything from which shoes goes with my blouse to whether or not I am going to eat that chocolate candy bar. And then when we change our minds we are teased.
I have been doing a lot of reading on the matter of changing your mind. This isn’t necessarily about trival decisions. It concerns lifestyles. Whether it is about becoming a better person or finally taking a hold on your finances. We have to change our minds in order to succeed.
Let me share an example. I have struggled with my weight all my life. I have known for a very long time that I have a food addiction. Any little thing would set me off eating and choking down my feelings. I have placed food on my highest priority list. I have always lived to eat. Food had consume me… when it should be the other way around. Recently, I read a book on how diets fail. I was half way expecting to find a way around a diet. I would love to live the excuse of “diets don’t work so why should I waste my time.” I guess I was looking for the justification not to diet. Boy, was I wrong. What I found was that my diet history has always been a choice. I could pray all day for deliverance from the bondage but if I didn’t act or behave or how about change my mind about food I was never going to succeed. I guess it is all the matter of perspective.
And other books that I have been reading on “going green” or “incorporating the Sabboth into your routine” have said the same exact thing. Change is good but your mind has to be the first to change its way of thinking before success could enter.
And it is so true……. I can say all day long that I want to save the world, be green and a better person. But until I have changed the perception I won’t succeed.