Own It: Why You Need to Own Your Process and Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper
No, this doesn’t have anything to do with being in a classroom and taking a test. I’m referring to health and fitness plans and body image. Your own!
Just do you! Keep your eyes on your own paper. #focus Click To Tweet
We have such a tendency to look at and compare ourselves with others. We try to copy what someone else is doing.
“She lost weight. I wonder how she did it?”
“Look at her. I wish I looked like that.”
“I’m going to go on the diet she has been following.”
The Bible tells us we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” No two fingerprints are alike. We each have a unique DNA. So why would my plan for a healthy body look like your plan? And why would my uniquely and carefully crafted body look like yours? Why would I want it to?
I have to own my life and my journey. You have to own yours.
Girls, keep your eyes on your own paper! Stop comparing! Stop trying to do something that’ll never work for you because you’re not her…you’re wonderful you! And it’s okay to feel good about yourself. For some reason it seems that we women think we shouldn’t feel good about ourselves, that we should always be trying to get better and do better.
I have to own my life and my journey. You have to own yours. #runmyrace #focus Click To Tweet
Trying to do what everyone else is doing just delays your results.
Back to school. You eventually have to learn the information because there will come a time when you will be taking that test all alone, or you’ll have a problem come up when no one is sitting nearby for you to glance to. Then what? You’ll have to learn how to do it.
Why not learn you and do you now? Don’t delay the results. When you focus on your own journey you will get results that will be sustainable for you.
Doesn’t it feel so much better when you turn in that assignment and know you can be confident in what’s on your own paper? You don’t even have to look at someone else’s because you already know you got it right!
God has put it on my heart and given me a passion to help women get to this place where you can keep your eyes on your own paper and focus on a plan that’s right for you! If you need help doing that, please contact me. Send me a note. Get on my mailing list so you can receive encouragement on your faith and fitness journey.
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Such a fantastic message for the new year. Eyes down!
Thanks Sarah! Yes, head down, stay in your lane, eyes on your own paper 🙂
You must have known that I struggle with this; every day. It’s so hard to keep your eyes on your own creative process and journey but it’s worth it.
Oh Emily! You have so many wonderful gifts. Yes, you just keep doing you, because that’s what you’re best at and God has given you so many talents and abilities that only you can share with the world. Keep doing your thing dear one 🙂
So true, I am currently struggling trying to lose weight and seeing others have great success. I am having to remind myself we are all different.
Abby, it’s hard. I think I do okay on my health journey (finally) but then I find myself in the biz world struggling with trusting that process of growing and reaching. And getting back to running, I’m not as fast as I was, and that’s a struggle. I know that you are determined and committed to doing it the right way and finding answers, so keep at it. A breakthrough is coming!
This is so true in many parts of our lives; that comparison game. Thanks for bringing that out into the light of day! Lord bless you.
Yes, comparison can hit in so many areas of life. Thanks for your kind words April!