Today I opened my email to find a truthbomb that really resonated with me.
What’s driving your self-improvement?
So I started thinking about self-improvement in a personal sense as well as a business sense, considering my career revolves around helping others with nutrition improvement.
As far as personal self-improvement goes I have found that I am mostly driven by my goal of trying to change the world with the light inside me, however, my dirty little secret of not loving my body and myself 100% seems to still be sneaking up into the driver’s seat of my self-improvement car.
This made me think back to a statistic I heard a couple of days ago….
The other day while driving into work I switched up my routine by listening to NPR as opposed to listening to my usual radio stations.
It was a nice switch up as I learned about what was happening in the world and what different types of radishes exist, as well as the fun fact that back in the day orange carrots were considered unusual and the typical carrot colors used to be purple, white, and yellow.
The program that came on right as I pulled into work had to do with stress related to appearance. Apparently NPR took a poll and in our current society appearance is a major cause of stress. You heard me right, it isn’t work, social life, or diseases, it is appearance! After hearing this I thought to myself “I don’t want to be this statistic. I wish I could just tell that negative voice in my head to f*** off.”
This brings me to my next point of self-improvement in a business sense. I had an epiphany this morning (actually at this exact moment ) that my purpose at this point in my life is to find self-acceptance internally and help others find this through nutrition and wellness.
So I challenge you to sit down and ask yourself: What’s driving your self-improvement? You may not learn anything you didn’t know before or you may have a light-bulb moment like I did.
Whatever this exercise brings up for you; accept it without judgement. If your dirty little secret sneaks up in the driver’s seat acknowledge it and say to yourself I choose love over this. Love the you that you are now and realize your potential. Like I told a patient today, this is a marathon not a sprint, a journey not a destination.
Enjoy the ride and go get ‘em tiger!