Standing Still is Moving Backwards

Do you ever have those days you wake up roaring like a lion?

I’m having one of those days. I’m ready to put my hand to the plow, get some stuff knocked off my to-do list, and actually get closer to my goals.

We waste so much time. We find ourselves surfing the internet, totally sucked into reading other people’s statuses on Facebook, and before you know it, half of your day is gone! If I let myself, I get sucked into it, too.

It’s a trap. It’s a time sucker. It’s a time stealer. You never get that time back. And instead of working hard, focused on your to-do list and reaching your goals, another day is gone and you aren’t one step closer than you were.

Have you had days like these?

Or what about this… you know you need to exercise, but you keep saying, “tomorrow.” Tomorrow never comes because it’s always today! That’s why we need to live in the present. We can’t live only in the future, making future plans. And we can’t live wallowing in the past or even in the “what could have been’s” ~ we need to be more present than either the past or future.

If you aren’t present, you won’t make steps towards achieving your goals ~ whether they be to lose weight, get a promotion, exercise regularly, find a job, play more with your kids, eat better, connect with loved ones, etc. There are always excuses… always reasons not to. All you need is one good reason TO do something, and that will be enough to propel you forward… if you let it.

Sometimes, we need to get out of our own way because we are stopping our progress forward. We need to allow thoughts outside the box, too. Those are usually the ones that lead to greatness!

Who wants to keep going through the “daily grind” ~ who likes that term anyway?? Life is more than what most people make it. And unfortunately, most reading this won’t do anything to change their habits and their lives. You, on the other hand, WANT to change your life. You want to move forward. You want to progress. You want to reach your full potential – as a parent, as a spouse, in business, with finances, etc. You are willing to step outside your comfort zone and realize there is a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and even blessing that comes with that.

So… get over yourself. Take a leap of faith. Do that thing that you know you should, but you’ve let some form of fear stop you! Fear is an outside force that will jump on you if you let it. But ONLY if you let it.

Are you ready to pick up your fearful baggage, toss it to the wind, and move forward? I am.

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JessBio200 Standing Still is Moving BackwardsJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

Standing Still is Moving Backwards

14 thoughts on “Standing Still is Moving Backwards

  1. What a great post! I know that I can easily get sucked into time wasting activities and then realize I really didn’t get anything done. I feel like when I waste time I am robbing my family and God of precious time that I will never get back.

  2. I certainly have those days that I almost get nothing done. I was just thinking the other day that almost always there is one day a week like that, but then most of days are very productive. So, it is a bit like the 80/20 principle.
    But, when new things are coming my way, I can have those days that I feel like I am wandering, but then again I pick myself up and get going. I am a very task oriented person; I love to get things done. Thanks for your inspiring article today

  3. I know that I am going through a time when I need to get out of the comfort zone so this post is so timely for me Jessica! I am encouraged by your statement “Are you ready to pick up your fearful baggage, toss it to the wind, and move forward? I am.” Instead of waiting for the fear to go away, I’m going to toss it to the wind and head on!

  4. Excuse me while I yell OUCH, lol! You are, as my pastor says, “coming down my street” with this one Jessica. Thank God for using you to give me a swift kick.

  5. I can tell you’re a person who walks her talk, Jessica, and you are a great coach! And cheerleader.

    I love your challenge: “So get over yourself. Take a leap of faith. Do that thing that you know you should, but you’ve let some form of fear stop you! Fear is an outside force that will jump on you if you let it. But ONLY if you let it.

    Are you ready to pick up your fearful baggage, toss it to the wind, and move forward? I am.”

    Yes, let’s soar higher and farther – I’m all in.

    1. It’s easy to do, Penny. But no one ever said something worthwhile comes from hardly anything. :) (I have to tell myself this, too, when I have days that I just don’t *feel* like doing what I need to. It’s pushing through that that makes all the difference!!)

    1. Everyone certainly needs to find what works for them personally. However, it’s when we don’t write anything down and operate just by default throughout the day that gets us into trouble! I’m so glad you have found something that works well for you. I temporarily moved my to-do list from paper to my phone and it tanked!! Paper is by far better for me. I just keep my list going in a small enough notebook that it can travel with me, if necessary.

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