Why is it that one person can seem to drown in a cup of water and another person can swim in the ocean and never let anything bother them? Why is it that one person can defy the odds and another person barely slides by? What is it that makes one person absolutely extraordinary and another person just average?
Theses are just a few of the questions that have come up recently in my life in an effort to make a difference and to help people changes their lives for the better. I have to say it is one of the most difficult things for me to do - is to watch another person give up on their own potential and life. When someone gives up on themselves it not only robs yourself of following your goals or dreams; but, it also robs all of those around you of all that you have to offer. I know we have all heard this in one version of another. It was not until recently that I fully understood the importance and magnitude of that statement.
Have you ever given up on yourself? Ever decided that you weren't worth the effort? Or have you ever thought that what you think doesn't make a difference? The truth is all of these make a huge difference to yourself. When you treat yourself badly, you don't value your own thoughts, how can you expect someone else to treat you any differently?
When you live your life never standing up for what you believe in or what you want that you live less of a life. When you accept that this is the best your life can be you settle and loose a little piece of your soul.
We are all only given one life, there are only twenty-four hours in a day that is about all that is equal for all of us. Some of us live long happy lives. Some live only a few moments. There are several million versions and variations in between the key to life is to make the most of the time that you do have. To create a life that you love whatever that looks like to you. Creating a life that you love looks different to everyone and that is what makes the world go around and what makes us all so unique. Life is constantly changing, growing and about becoming more.
Where you live in your head, what you focus on, what you tell yourself every day is what creates the life that you life. No one else can make you happy, only you can do that. Happiness can not come when you treat yourself badly, when you give up on yourself or when you stop listening to your heart. Happiness and creating a life takes courage and faith in yourself when no one else is looking or listening.
Lisa Marichal is an Expert Body Image Consultant, Speaker and Writer who helps women and girls realize their own potential and gifts within themselves. You can visit her at [http://healthydoover.com/articles/] to learn more.
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