Let me be clear first, being who you want to be is great, fun and is the ultimate goal. But the process and steps you take of becoming who you want to be is where you see the growth in yourself, which to me is more rewarding than actually being. This can apply to a lot of things that you want it to but for me, it’s the physical and mental part of becoming who I want and should be. Becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be, whether it’s a doctor, NBA player, singer, etc. is a bit more exciting because you can look back at realize how far you’ve come as you’re still making it happen for yourself, like you’re journey is still continuing. Taking the steps into actually being who you want to be is gratifying, while just being who you want is where some people get comfortable. Just like when you move to a new city, state or country and trying to get adjusted. It’s a new step, new feeling, you’re going to places and getting to know the place you’re in so that you can feel more comfortable there. Once you’ve been around, feel like you’ve seen it all and done it all, you feel settled.. comfortable..
Physically being who you want to be is obviously what we all want but working for it is where you find out what you’re capable of, your abilities. When you’re working out, the beginning of the journey in looking and feeling how you want to look is always the hardest part yet the most important part. The more that you work out, eat right and sleep right, you’ll start to see your body transform little by little. The more you see it the more you want to keep going. This is becoming who you want to be. Creating your masterpiece. Challenging yourself and showing yourself what you can do. You become addicted to perfecting everything, working towards actually “being”, that you want to keep becoming and seeing who you are really are and what you’ve accomplished.
Mentally becoming at peace with your thoughts or taking full control of them rather than being at peace is actually a lot harder and is honestly, to me, a constant “becoming” state. Only because your thoughts is just so hard to fight off a majority of the time. Once you master your thoughts, you can set your self to do so much more. I know this because I’d be working out at the gym and my body can do another set or another rep but my mind is telling me “I don’t feel like it. just stop, you’re tired.” Even when I stress about something, being able to tackle my thoughts and become at peace with myself and my mind makes me feel more accomplished.. if that makes sense? Because I was able to take control and move on from it. Once you tell yourself there’s bigger fish to fry and are able to brush things off, you are now becoming in control of your thoughts. You’ve all heard of the saying “Listen/follow to your heart, not your mind.” I thought this was so cliche and something that I had a hard time believing when I was younger. Mainly because I felt that my mind was easier to read, than my heart, like it was like automatic thoughts. When all actuality, your heart is the essence of your being and the mind is simply who you are. The heart tells you how you feel, it tells the brain how you feel. The point of this is, becoming in tuned with your thoughts reveals the how powerful you really can be, rather than just being that.
Start becoming who you want to be, whatever that is to you. Value the steps it takes to get there until you can value actually being who you want to be. Catch up with you guys soon! xxx