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Stick With It!

Stick With It!

We’ve all heard the quote that “the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.” And while it’s true, it’s much easier to acknowledge this truth than to actually get up and change our own lives. Routine and habits offer us a sense of security and the unknown is extremely scary.

To change things that have always been the same requires a sense of bravery. It requires confronting something that is absolutely uncomfortable and sticking with it through that awkward, every-moment-is-terrifying stage until we’re able to adapt to it.

Being honest, that moment is so unpleasant… and it can actually be horrible! It’s the point when most people back down from growth or change because it’s just “too hard.” And the truth of the matter is: it is really difficult. But the rewards are plenty if you stick with it.

Once you’ve done something you’ve never done that you thought you could never do, you develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence. Once you’ve felt your fears and faced them anyway, you’re proud of yourself. Once you’ve surprised yourself in one area, it opens up a whole world of possibilities and several other ones. You have to get through the “jumping right into the ice-cold pool” moment before you can swim freely and pleasantly, but it’s worth it — it’s so worth it.

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Erika Oglesby

Erika Oglesby is a freelance writer and wandering nomad currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. She is dedicated to helping people better their lives through self-knowledge and alternative therapies -- especially women of color and women diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Visit her website at http://www.erikaoglesby.com.

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1:16AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:49AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

ok

11:42PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

I agree! Thank you for sharing!

8:59PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

a great short article...thanks

8:19PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:46AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Thanks

8:09PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thanks for sharing this point of view.

2:40PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

so true!! thanks!

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