Last night’s episode of “The Biggest Loser – Glory Days” was the popular Make-Over Episode. I always watch with curiosity to see the mid-way transformations and to observe the contestants’ reactions to themselves. And I always wonder how they really feel.
To be honest, when we did our make-overs in Season 4, I knew there was an expectation that I be elated with my appearance. I mean, they staged a big dramatic lead up to seeing ourselves for the first time in a full length mirror…then the great unveiling. I tried to be exuberant…but truthfully I knew I wasn’t finished and wasn’t satisfied with what I saw. I wasn’t even where I wanted to be for that point in my journey.
I recently read something a friend of mine (Misti Bryson) posted on Facebook that really sums it up with crystal clear clarity. She wrote: ” A person’s future is not based upon where they are. It’s based upon whether they decide to stay there.”
I love that statement because it’s so true! And it’s a philosophy I continue to embrace even all these years after my Biggest Loser experience. When we experience anything in life [success or failure], whether it be in weight loss, or relationships, or career, or family…whatever it is – we can’t let that “moment in time” or those circumstances forever determine our future. We have to constantly be striving for improvement. New challenges. New goals. New dreams.
I guess the point of what I am trying to say is that our futures really are limitless! And it’s exciting to think about what lies ahead. If there’s something in your life that you aren’t happy about, it’s not a life sentence. You can make a change. Remember, your future is not based upon where you are! It’s based upon whether you decide to stay there.
If you don’t like it, don’t be content to stay there.