Sometimes breaking out of what you are used to is like charging through uncharted territory. Like wearing something uncomfortable when you are yearning for that old pair of comfy sweat pants that seems to know your body, hug it, and give you that comfy, familiar feeling.
But that is what you have to do sometimes. Step out of your ordinary. Step out of those comfy sweat pants and break in a new pair. Habits are hard to break. They are familiar and we know what the outcome will be - even if it isn't a happy one - we can at least visualize and prepare for it.
The unknown is scary. We have no idea what the outcome will be - and our old sweat pants are just so gosh darn, comfy. But sometimes those sweatpants just aren't working for us. Sometimes we need to slap on some clean, new pair of pants and step out into the world - and try out new things. Even scary things. Like standing on our own two feet, and putting our brave face on, and pretending like we can conquer the world (even when we feel like mush inside).
Sometimes we have to grit our teeth and change old patterns and learn some new ones. Better ones. Ones that will eventually feel like our comfy, old pair of sweats in time.
The trick is giving it a try. Then trying again once we felt scared and abandoned our mission. Then trying again and again, just like the little engine that could.
That my friends, is how progress is made. Rome wasn't built in a day. And our lives don't get better or Moronfree in an instant. Its a process. But one that is worthwhile. Grab a friend to help you along the way if you need it. Stop and cry if you feel like it. But keep on trekking - because I know you can.
Never stop believing that you are anything less than worth it, or that someone out there doesn't care.