The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. I recently came across a interview with Mandy Patinkin, who played Inigo Montoya. In this interview he said that he had a favorite line from the movie. Interestingly enough he didn’t hear this line, even though he said it, until many years later.
The line is “Is very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.”
Most of us may not be in the revenge business, but we are in the business of frustration, chaos, worry, ect. We have spent the majority of our lives feeling these feelings and honestly, being addicted to them. So the question is; Who are we going to be without them?
I had a moment of clarity this week as I was saying my daily affirmations. I was saying “I can be what I WILL to be” and about half way through I heard myself saying it with such “enthuuuuusiasm” as Mark would say. And suddenly, I believed myself! I CAN be what I WILL myself to be! I have been telling myself this all week. During my workout yesterday, on my run, I heard Davene’s voice telling me to “Finish STRONG!” and I kept repeating “I can be what I will to be.” At that moment I was willing myself to be a strong runner.
How cool is it that we can reprogram ourselves and become whoever we want?! Instead of the person who is in the business of not holding myself accountable for not doing what I should be doing and then being frustrated with where I am in life, I choose to be the person who takes action everyday and is constantly moving forward!