August 12th – 6 months later…
So what do you do if you lose yourself for a while?
Let’s say you are dedicated, but then realize that things are a lot harder than what you thought. You start looking at the bigger picture and decide, “hey, I don’t want to do this anymore”. Then you start wondering to yourself, do you really not want to do it? Or are you just making an excuse as to why you aren’t where you want to be? You start rationalizing it all by saying, well I’m a dad – uh ok. And i’m husband, I need to be a good spouse – and?. I work full time, work demands my time – everyone else works. I go to school full-time – you wanted more, don’t throw that out as an excuse.
I gave up. I can call it whatever I want, but in the end I failed, I quit.
A wise man once said that failure isn’t established until it’s realized. Guess what, It’s not realized. I’m not accepting defeat. Yea I fell (or jumped) off the wagon, but no sense in worrying about something I can’t change. Instead, I need to focus on everything I can change. Change all starts with emotion. You have to realize that you control your emotions. For me, it looks like this:
I am happy.
I am motivated.
I believe in myself.
I am unstoppable.
I am a winner.
A simple change in attitude is what’s needed to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Believe in yourself, whatever is you want to do. Keep your head up, don’t let those negative thoughts present themselves. Dream. In fact, never stop dreaming. Do. Get it, whatever “it” is. Push through. Dominate. Whatever you do, don’t stop. Even if you slow down to a snail pace, keep pushing forward. Some progress is always better than no progress.
Let’s do it – challenge accepted.