New Habits: Fuel for your Self-Worth
A couple of years ago I stumbled again upon one of my limitations.
This particular one is something that I inherited from my culture, and from my family.
Let’s just say that Italians are “hot blooded”.
I came to the realization that, if I was not going to address it, the effects of this limitation would have had repercussions on the relationship with my family, and with my customers.
If left unattended, this limitation would have kept affecting my own health.
I started working on a System that gave me insights on both the psychological and physiological causes, and effects.
It taught me first how to manage it by introducing some new habits which were easy to master.
Most importantly, it provided me with other habits that gave me a new level of awareness. Over time, I was able to consistently break away from those set of old patterns. I seldom found myself in those old situations again. And when I did, I was able to quickly navigate myself out of them.
My (still mild) hyperthyroidism went into full remission.
As I kept practicing new habits, and focus on how I could fully utilize my talents to serve others, I started “clicking” with new, very special people who took me into their circles.
And as I kept doing the “emotional labor”, I also started taking care of myself.
I started exercising regularly, and picked up running.
Last weekend I ran my first half-marathon.
In the meanwhile, life threw me a few curve-balls.
When the last one hit, an old friend told me that God never throws at us more than we can handle.
He clearly knows a lot about our Higher Power, and about a few of those good habits …
I am thankful that my initial self-worth allowed me to reach out for help.
Apparently asking for help is one of the most difficult things to do for most of us.
I am even more thankful that, as my self-worth increases, I am more motivated to practice new habits. Which in turn have the effect of increasing my sense of self-worth.
Just think about it. If we improve ourselves by 1% every day, next year we will be almost 40 times better than we are now.
Yes, I know, I will not be 37 times faster, but I plan to run a full marathon before I turn 50.
Take care of yourself.
You are worth it !
(October 3rd 2015)