Today I’ve been working on the mindset section for our www.goalgetter.com.au website and I came across my first article ever published in 2012. I have been writing for sites and magazines for a while now and this is my most personal article.
I thought I’d share an insight to Angie.
Be Inspired, Inspire Yourself, THE LIVE IT, LOVE IT BODY
By Angelina Barth 25/03/2012
Inspired = Guidance from someone brilliant, exciting, impressive, memorable, genius, outstanding, someone who changes your belief.
Someone who can show you how to achieve something from own experience.
Inspire = to exert a stimulating or beneficial effect upon (a person); animate or invigorate. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
Achieving something you didn’t know you had the ability to do.
LIVE = Live life, Learn from each experience life throws at you, bad and good. Focus on your values and how to achieve them. Life is all about learning, we never know what it will throw at us, and the strength of a person is determined by what they have gone through and how they came out of it.
LOVE= Love each moment, Learn to look at the simple and funny things in life and how they can make you smile, laugh and enjoy it. Rather than looking at what you don't have, look at all the wonderful things you have been given. Condition your mind to see the good things in life and be thankful that you have the chance to be a part of it. LOVE each moment.
I used to be a person who would ask why me, why do all these things keep happening to me, what did I do to deserve this?
Then the words that changed my life "If you keep blaming others for the life that you are living, you'll go this way. Or, if you start taking responsibility for how you think, the choices you make, you will go this way". This is the first person who didn't feel sorry for me or give me an excuse.
So How? How can I learn from these experiences, how can I become the person I want to be, how can I be happy? What is my definition of happy? What do I value in life and how do I even know where to start when all I know is this unhealthy mindset.
See I now believe that I have been very lucky to of experienced certain things in life but I didn’t realise it until a few years ago. I was self sabotaging so much that I even tried to end my own life. But I was fortunate to get through such a dark moment. I then had to do hard work day in, day out and then there was finally a light at the end of tunnel that once I could not see. Choosing to do better, be better is hard but it is more painful to not do anything.
So I started by making one better choice lead by another, then another. I had a second chance at life and I wanted it. I just had to condition my mind to start taking responsibility for what I did each day. I made a really strong promise with myself that I was going to be become the best version that Angie could be, and it worked!
See I believe that it’s more than just positive thinking, because what is positive? Because bad things happen, life is not about being positive, I believe its learning how to overcome and finding the best solution for every situation. Focus on how to learn from each experience and how to get to where you want to be and start conditioning your mind on how to see the good from each situation! And the positivity will follow!
Tonight I did my final 3 hour exam and practical evaluation for my diploma. So many people spoke about the fact of how hard it is and how some people took 5 goes to pass, etc.! Listening to this kind of talk, well It automatically fed my brain “Negative, Negative, , Can’t be done, You're not smart enough” It scared me and knocked my confidence back. Then one of my friends passed it first go. She inspired me and told me “Angie you can do it”. Rather than focusing on it couldn’t be done, I focused on how it could be done. What did she do to be able to pass first go? And why can’t I do it if she can. What makes her better then anyone else. I started to look at the situation differently and condition my thought process into believing that I could do it with a plan. I changed my actions with making sure I studied enough that it happened and then I had the confidence that I was going to give it my best crack. I am extremely proud to say that I did pass first go, second person in that college EVER and now I am a fully Qualified International Fitness Professional. Pretty good for a girl who struggles with dyslexia. The reason for this story is because the mind is such a powerful device, whether you think can or you can’t, your right either way and failing is when you stop believing in yourself.
This is one of my first writings.. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration to love the life you live and live the life you love. I have come far since 2012 that’s because someone gave me the inspiration to have a better life, then I inspired myself to have it and I still do every day