Growing up I was taught to never quit, to stick with things, people, jobs…whatever. It was the noble thing to do, to not be a quitter. But you know what, as time went on and as I went through struggles of my own, some I created for myself, others were part of circumstances or just life happening…I learned that sometimes you do quit.
Sometimes it’s beneficial to quit. There are things, people, places, friends, relationships, jobs that may serve a purpose for a time, maybe not, that at some point don’t serve you. That’s when you need to quit!
So I learned to quit!
I talk about this often…but after losing my son over 13 years ago to a sickness he was born with, my life changed dramatically. I mean honestly, if your life doesn’t change after something like that, a death or tragic accident of someone close to you…I would be surprised. It seriously makes you question life & living and really everything around you.
We went through a long period of just surviving, barely making it through each day. We learned to take it one day at a time, because that’s all you can do. Sometimes it’s a minute by minute, hour by hour, one foot in front of the other kind of thing.
I got to a point though where I said enough was enough…instead of just surviving, I decided to start picking up the pieces & find a way to live again. I became a seeker of truth and purpose, a finder of beauty in the ordinary & every day life.
I dove into personal development, more so over the last three and a half years than I ever have in my life. It’s been a long journey to say the least but when you put in the time and effort, it’s so worth it. I have focused on learning to love myself inside and out, and am happy to help others find that hope and joy in life again. It’s a beautiful thing.
Oh…but back to what I started this blog about…along the journey, I learned to quit things. I had to quit even some friends and family, some for a time, some for maybe longer. You are a product of the people you surround yourself with. And at that time, I need to get a different group of people. I needed to find those who I could learn and grow from, who were moving on despite tragic circumstances or hardships, who could see the light in me and encourage me when I might not believe it for myself.
As I guarded who and what I let in my life, in my mind, my heart…things began to turn around in my life. I began to see the hope and the beauty in the every day and rise above my circumstances instead of wallowing in them, in self pity and despair and doing nothing.
Now don’t get me wrong…on the flip side of this, there are many who quit things too easy. So don’t take this and manipulate it to your advantage. ….Like focusing on your health, your fitness, on creating lifestyle habits and a more fulfilling life, taking care of yourself first. Those are the things you shouldn’t quit on. Don’t quit on yourself but quit the negative, anything that doesn’t make you a better person by being around it or around them.
You were made for more than a mediocre life. And no, I’m not just talking about finances and your socioeconomic stats….but I’m talking about being rich in peace, joy, happiness, love, rich in relationships, in family, in a leading and living a more fulfilling life.
Those are the things money can’t buy and you can’t get, nor can anyone get it or do it for you..but you have to put in the work for it with your mindset and your health and wellbeing – mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually.
And that my friends is being Fit Full Circle! <3 but don’t get me wrong, it never stops, constantly learning, growing, evolving and living up to your fullest potential. You are more than worth it my friend! & you were created with that desire and design in your heart.