What’s Stopping You?

I want to first thank you for reading.

By taking the time out of your day to

Learn about how you can make a real

Impact in the world, it shows that

You are ready to do something more

Than what you are currently doing.

 

“What’s stopping you?”

That’s the question I bet everyone has

Had roll around in their mind. 

Should I switch lanes?

Should I talk to that person?

Am I good enough to…?

 

 

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about

But then there’s the big one’s that we 

Really notice.

You know, those life changing decisions

 

For me it was chewing tobacco. 

It may be something completely different for you

But it all really boils down to fear. 

 

What you have to understand is that 

You are screwing yourself when you

Start to believe the stories that your mind

Makes up. 

 

It’s not about being braver than other people

It’s not about being fearless or even about

Running w/ team #nosleep to show how

“Dedicated” you’re being to be productive.

 

It all boils down to one question

What’s stopping you…

What makes us happier than anything in the world?

Okay not mom’s meatloaf or mac and cheese from

Max Brenner’s…it’s truth.

 

The truth is what sets us apart from the animals

It’s our search for it that both eludes us and

Brings us joy.

 

So it just makes sense that whenever you are

Confronted with a fear and the stories start to

Fly around in your head you stop and think

Is it true?”

 

Are the stories in your head true?

 

That search for the truth in our thoughts and

Behaviors, is the very foundation of the pursuit

Of the good life and it’s how you can also find

Your own personal truth.

 

I invite you to ask honestly ask yourself

What’s stopping you today.

Begin right now to find the answers that lead

You towards happiness and fulfillment

 

Jerry “truth seeker” Washington

 

P.S. There is so much more I want to say on this

But honestly a lot of people are…ehem…afraid to

Talk about what they are afraid of. And I get that.

It took me years to admit I had an addiction. But

The key to getting anywhere in finding your truth

Is to feel safe and have trust in your environment.

Two things that you can safely say that you will

Find in my private Facebook group

Project SELFFY.

 

I would like to invite you to join the conversation

With a group that really believes that there is

More to life than just daily Tupperware

Containers of chicken and broccoli.

Click here to be a part of the conversation.

Talk soon…

I’ve Stopped Asking Questions

I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with some younger children recently and one thing that amazes me is  watching them learn. I swear that’s God’s gift to everyone.

One thing that I noticed one day when I talking to one of my associates was that he was saying “I know” to almost every one of my statements.

Um ok bro…

Well the thing is, that he didn’t know.

He had never had the experiences that I had. He never had the experiences you’ve had, he’s never had the experiences Billy Bob Jackson from down the street has for that matter.

What am I talking about here? Well inquisitive Isaac let me take you back.

Think about when you were younger and you would always ask questions

You hoped that with those questions, you could find solutions. The answers you got helped develop a certain belief system.

You following me so far? Alright let’s keep going.

When we get older, we stop asking questions (unless we’re asking Siri or Google if it’s going to rain tomorrow) and start all of a sudden start knowing everything.

I’m a victim of it too, I’ve been known to not ask questions and just go full blast on assumptions.

The problem with this know it all type attitude is that you often shut your mind off to everything else.

You loose your ability to learn because you all of a sudden know everything.

What’s worse, is that it is literally

Impossible

To succeed in doing much more than you are doing now.

Let’s go back again. This time a little further. Now you’re a baby.

If you are a baby that doesn’t ask questions or have the desire to learn you will never reach out for anything, or later crawl, or walk

And people would think there is something wrong.

So why don’t we continue to ask questions in our adult age?

The answer is simple

PAIN

You see care bear, as we grow from babies, to young children and into adults, we develop opinions which turn into beliefs about the world around us.

When we stop asking questions we protect ourselves from the pain and discomfort of changing our current state of reality.

This leads to a closed mind and lack of options, because you then wouldn’t be able to consider anything else.

You’re stuck in the reality you created with no creativity or any way to receive input from those who might actually know better or have even been through it themselves.

You then have to learn to live with the pain of your current situation because the fear of the unknown is making you think that the pain of change is going to be worse than the pain you’re in.

I feel like I just made that really complicated…

Let’s try this:

Any revolution first starts with a question. That question will either directly or indirectly lead you to the truth.

And the truth oh sweet Jesus the truth.

That, my friend will set you free.

The pursuit of Life, Liberty and Wellness starts here:

http://thegeneralfitnessprogram.com/

Jerry “truth bombs” Washington