Anyone seen inception? (Please feel free to use the comments section of my blog for feedback…seriously…its down there…)
The thought of being able to place an idea in someones mind and strategically find a way for them to make it their own and grow like it was an idea that was created in the depths of the individuals “Grand Central Station” of memories and thoughts. That pretty much sums up the idea behind the word inception used in this case. What if we could all be given the word, or thought, or idea that would be the one thing we could always hold on to. The one thing we can always put in our minds to keep us moving forward. To get us to pick ourselves up when we know we are falling. Why cant we program ourselves to do this!??!!??! Helllo?!
You can program yourself to do anything. I used to be (and still are) made fun of because my weight. It was a traumatic experience as a child that no one probably even knows effected me that much. It was through extensive mockery and a few good old fashioned bully beatings I started to find the only way I could divert the attention that was tearing my self esteem apart.
I would join them. I would make jokes. I would use my weight and my ability to speak comfortably infront of people to almost throw them a curveball. It worked. After then rarely did I have any more problems with kids in school, started playing basketball, and football where my weight was a good thing. Well….not so much in basketball, I was the kid they put in when they wanted to hurt someone and give them a “rough foul”. A good old friend of mine who we called “Fatty” (who wasn’t fat at all…probably didnt even know what fat was) would always laugh when I would get fouled out of a game with a huge smile on my face. Life became fun because I knew how to use their momentum against them. I took the joke that was coming at me…ate it up, spit it up right back at them and it made it even more funny.
My point is you can always find a way to tell your body/mind to do anything. How I know this is since I used that tactic to get through years and years of belittling, I cant stop. My mind has heard my mouth make fat jokes since I was 7 years old. I have programed myself to believe it and I didnt even realize it.
Do you say something alot thats degrading but play it off like a joke? Do you talk about your insecurity? Maybe you talk about your troubled past? Maybe you talk about your sex life to hide something that happened to you in the past.
Delete>Empty Recycle Bin> and push the freaking “Start” button.
Tell yourself how great you are for once. Look around you and see the people who love you and will do anything for you. You mean the world to them. And if that doesnt build your value in yourself then thats ok, lets just keep looking. Don’t go to work one day. Your boss will call you. Although they might be upset you didnt show up for work…they want to make sure you are ok. Then they will write you up..but these people care about you in the crevices of your life and you dont even see it.
The counter people at Chick-Fil-A said they “missed me” when I didnt show up for two weeks (because I was eating fruit and veggie smoothies for B-Fast). You are an important part of everyones life and we, as a social ecosystem need you.
So I am going to stop calling myself the “Fat Kid” and start moving towards a better life.
Whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you read this…what do you do to your “Grand Central Station”?