How do you overcome?
Overcome is to succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty. To defeat it, to prevail over it, to overpower it, to conquer it.
The first thing to do to overcome is to be aware of what you want to overcome?
For me, I wanted to overcome emotional eating. As I’ve mentioned before, I struggled with emotional eating for many years, not knowing what to do or where to turn to for help, and at first, I didn’t know I had a problem and I didn’t know there was a name for it.
After I became aware that I had an issue and that there is a name for what I was doing, I began researching and started with reading books about emotional eating. As time went on, I took classes and became certified JJ Smith’s GSC program. I eventually sought coaches to help with the process because I was still having difficulty to overpower it.
The second thing is, ask yourself, do I really want to overcome. It’s a choice. Life is about choices. We can stay stuck or do something different to overcome the issue we are dealing with? One of the reasons we stay stuck is not knowing there is a solution, not knowing where to turn for help.
Quite frankly though, our thoughts have a big part to play in our lives. Our thoughts determine what we speak and what we speak becomes what we are; our words frame our world. For help with your thoughts, I recommend my “30-Day Journal: Daily Thoughts.” The purpose of this journal is to track your daily thoughts for 30 days and at the end, this will determine where you are with your thoughts to see what you will need to do to overcome.
3 Tips to Overcoming:
1. Have a plan. It took me a while, but I now have a plan in place. Having a plan helps to stay focused, and keeps me on track.
2. Work the plan. Even though I have a plan, I have to work it. If I don’t do something different, nothing changes.
3. Pace yourself. Be patient as you work your plan because things can take a while to adjust to and change. As the saying goes, it’s not a sprint, but a marathon.
For me, it has been a long journey. There were times I would think, what’s wrong with me, but I now know it’s part of my story and my journey that has now turned around to help others to overcome.
I encourage you to analyze and evaluate your life to see where you are regards to what you want to overcome, and depending on the outcome of your evaluation, take necessary steps to put a plan in place, work the plan, and pace yourself no matter what, it’s doable, I’m speaking from experience. Know that you are not alone it this, you can reach out to me for guidance.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, and know that “there is always hope to overcome!”
Noreen N. Henry, Visionary Leader
Victorious Living Strategist
6x International Best Seller
Certified John Maxwell Team Leader