In my earlier years when I was going through a difficult transition I used to do this exercise to help me rethink my life. One of the unexpected outcomes was that this exercise helped me free up a bunch of energy and enthusiasm that was hiding inside me.
I discovered a new willingness to take better care of myself. I improved my habits of eating, and exercising I began redefining my own notion of who I was, what I wanted from my life, and what I wanted to give back.
Yes, it can be daunting, I felt like I my found Big Answer. On the other hand I was faced with a whole new set of questions as I starting moving to my new path. I began going to the gym 4 days a week and as I changed some habits my fears and doubts that I thought were just a part of my life were being to disappear.
For me, the most interesting thing about all this was that, for the first time, instead of encountering my barriers and thinking , “ Oh well, I guess this just isn’t going to happen you me,” I began looking at obstacles as invitations to grow and get stronger. I began experiencing with what I would feel like to be on the other side of self-doubt. And of course I started slow because I still had fear I would be rejected. But it felt exhilarating.
As I began to be refined, I could be proud of myself and strong enough to face all my fears and with little doubt. I would get this flood of new energy it was anticipation, excitement and courage. I was able to get up early got to the gym and swim for about a hour, then get on with my new day. I finally had self-efficacy, it’s the sense of confidence you have when you know that you can do what you set out to do.
Know it is possible for everyone by changing some habits and begin to look at things with a new mindset.