The Horse’s Best Kept Secret: Blinders
by Rochelle Griffin
The horse has been keeping a fantastic secret that can free many, many people…the use of blinders. Huh, you say? Yep, blinders. I’ve been using them for quite some time with great results.
Picture the scenario…you are in the midst of your weight loss journey and you catch a snide comment by a friend about how you are “obsessed” or you are at a family dinner only to have an extended family member push the apple pie on you with a side of guilt when you decline or you are finding great business success only to read on Facebook how a “friend” isn’t happy with your triumphs and unfriends you or boots you from a group.
Mature? Yea, I don’t think so, but…
Here’s a dose of reality, my friend…not everyone is going to applaud the success in your life. In fact, you will find plenty of people ready to sabotage and throw roadblocks in your way. It’s vital to recognize that the issue is NOT you. It stems from an insecurity deep within the person shooting the darts.
Those who find others’ opinions important may struggle when running into these issues. Even if you are strong-willed, you may feel blind-sided with some views that you didn’t see coming.
So what is one to do? Simple answer: blinders.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the static of life…whether it come from those physically around us or from social media. There are always going to be those with sentiments regarding how people should live their lives.
Once you realize this, it becomes easier to put blinders on and stay focused on your personal goal.
What does it look like to put blinders on? Well, it comes in many forms. It may mean that you have to remove yourself from certain Facebook groups or unfollow people so their statuses don’t show up in your feed. It may mean that you surround yourself with other like-minded individuals who WILL support your goals and allow you to be the best version of yourself. It may mean that you distance yourself from so-called friends who are “energy suckers.”
Personally, I have found that these “negative Nellies” actually serve as fuel for my fire. If you tell me that I can’t do something, darn it, not only am I going to show you that I can…I’m going exceed all expectations and do it on my terms.
Remember…no one can make you feel inadequate unless you give him or her permission to do so. While you can’t control what people think, say, or how they respond to you, you CAN control your response.
So I want you to go put blinders on, keep your eye on your goal, stay focused, and let others watch you from the sidelines while you make your dreams come true. Who knows…maybe you’ll inspire the naysayers to take positive steps in their lives too. BOOM.
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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