Updated: Oct 24
Hello everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we're back on the Mind Shift by Erwin McManus. I'm not going to read the whole story to you, but I'll give you the highlight. What's great about this book is it will give you a different perspective, to help you shift a couple of things, and to help you believe.
MIND SHIFT NUMBER FIVE: YOU ARE YOUR OWN CEILING
There were a lot of things that happened in your past. Things that might have held you back, like obstacles, your family, your work, your environment, or it could be your friends, health, or things in your the past.
You are also your own ceiling. It can be your beliefs that you aren't taking responsibility for.
There are obstacles that come into your life and things that we tell ourselves...
"I'm too damaged to be healed".
"I've made too many mistakes, to make something of my life".
"I just can't get a break".
"I would have accomplished so much if others hadn't held me back".
"I'm not talented enough to do something significant with my life".
"I don't have enough money".
"I'm a victim of an unfair system".
"I'm too young".
"I'm too old".
THE BLAME GAME
Have you ever found yourself blaming other people for where you're at today?
"If you describe your life using all these obstacles that keep you from living up to your potential, you will convince yourself that that's the reason you have such a low ceiling is because of the disadvantages or the things that other people have said about you"
"You will write a different story in your life. And in the end, what becomes clear is that you are your own ceiling".
Do you ever feel like you're trapped in a box? Oftentimes, people say "I'm too old", "I'm too young", "I'm tired", "I don't want to do it"...
Have you ever felt like you were in a box where it's easier to blame other people. What I need you to realize is that you actually also put the ceiling on your own life. A lot of it comes from your mindset, your beliefs, the things you've said about yourself.
The reason that we blame, shame, justify, or point fingers at other people, is because it's easier to not take responsibility for your own life. We don't have to take responsibility for anything, for where we're at today, or where we're going tomorrow.
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR LIFE
In order to break through the ceiling and out of that box that you've placed yourself in, it takes a lot of hard work. Sometimes people don't want to get uncomfortable or accept the responsibility. If you really want better in your life, you're going to have to work hard. Do not look at the past, but start moving forward. Whatever happened has already happened. Break through that ceiling, take on the challenge and responsibility of your own life. Do it for your health, your finances, your marriage, and for your relationships.
"When you take responsibility, you relinquish your power".
If you decide to wallow in your sorrow, live in the past, or blame other people, you're actually giving the people that have done things to you have the power over you.
"If you say, 'I'm going to take responsibility for my life', then you're going to take back the power. The question we should be asking ourselves is, "Where is it my responsibility?", "Where did I fail?", "What could I have done differently?". You don't want to internalize failures, but you absolutely want to internalize responsibility".
"Where does your thinking need to change? The height of your ceiling is the perfect reflection of your mental toughness. You will know that you are mentally tough when your optimize performance is completely unaffected by your environment. If it doesn't take much to make you quit, your ceiling is going to be unbearably low. But the good news is that most limitations are illusions created by our own inner fears, our doubts and insecurities. It requires a mind shift to see that the ceiling is not actually there".
There are a lot of things that are hard in life. I'm not trying to diminish the things that have happened to you in your past. But if you want a better future and accomplish great things. If you want to be a better version of yourself for your family, you're going to have to break through those beliefs, or that ceiling you've put on yourself. It's time to own it, and move forward.
"You have a choice in life. You can spend your life blaming others for where your life is, or you can take responsibility for life and make your future different from your past. But limitations aren't permanent".
"This ceiling simply reveals what your next challenge is. When you change your thinking, you blow the lid off of your ceiling. And it's your inner world that determines your limitations. When you take responsibility for your life, you reclaim the power in your life".
Let's relate that real quick to your health...
Are you taking responsibility to eat better?
Are you planning your meals?
Are you making better choices and not blame other people?
Are you going to the gym?
If all we're doing is talking about getting healthy, make sure you're really paying attention to the ceiling you placed on yourself. Make sure you're not blaming other people. Take responsibility on the little things in your life.
In your health and fitness, take responsibility for your actions, your thoughts, and your planning or lack thereof. It's nobody else's fault.
I'm always here to help you, so ask questions, ask for advice, ask for mentorship, and ask for coaching. Know that you're going to take responsibility and you're going to own it. You're going to push past the ceiling that you've put on yourself. Take responsibility and hit those goals. You're going to achieve that dream and take the next step.
Alright! Thank you for tuning in, your presence matters. I hope you have a wonderful day and we'll talk to you very soon.
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