Who Would You Be?

Kara Bauer Health Guide
  • Who would you be if you were already the perfect weight and already in perfect health? How would you carry yourself when you walked down the street? How would you interact with others? How would you choose to spend your time? What would you be doing that you aren’t already doing now?

    Think about a day in the past when you achieved something that you worked really hard for. Maybe you remember graduating from college or getting promoted at work as times when you felt on top of the world. Or perhaps you can recall the moment when you married your husband or wife and the feeling of bliss you felt knowing that you had succeeded at finding your life partner.

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    How long did these feelings last before you began to think again about how much better life would be when you found an even better job, when you bought your dream home, when you had your first baby, when you could travel around the world, and so on?

    People are often sharing how they’ll feel and what they’ll do one day in the future when they’ve met their goals or achieved their dreams. However, that day never really comes.  Sure, you may reach a goal you’ve set for yourself and the feeling of that accomplishment will be exhilarating. However, I can almost guarantee that if you are like most human beings, that feeling will be short-lived.  Before you know it, you’ll be once again assessing what could be better in the future and how much happier you’ll be when that “day” comes. It’s a never-ending cycle and one that many elderly people reflect on with regret late in their lives.

    So I ask you today, who would you “be” if you and your life were already exactly as you wanted them? What does it feel like, how do others respond to you, what choices do you make, what actions do you take, what words do you use? There is nothing in the world that says you can’t already “be” the person you envision yourself one day being. If you want to be thin, be the way you would be if you were already thin. If you want to be in a relationship, be the person you would be if you were already in one. If you want a better job, be the person you would be if you already had that job. Try it for a day and see what happens. You might be surprised with what you discover.

Published On: November 04, 2009