How was your week? Mine's been ahMAZing; so much energy, so much growth. And I'm creating my first e-course, WHOOP! More on that later. ;)
Today's about making the most of now and starting where you are. Inasmuch as I feel like rolling my eyes at that advice sometimes, it really does help.
How many times have you vowed to start something and stopped halfway through or before you really hit your stride because you bit off more than you could chew? I'm guessing it's been more than once, innit; don't worry, it happens to us all.
If you really want to create lasting change and momentum, you need to meet yourself halfway. Set realistic goals to give you traction, not huge unattainable milestones that drain your will to live when you fall short.
Am I saying you shouldn't aim high? No, of course not; what I AM saying is you should have daily little practices that get you closer to where you want to be.
An acorn doesn't become an oak tree overnight, and you can't jump from novice to proficient in one leap. Give yourself the time and repetitive action it takes to get from one stage to the next.
So how does all that tie in to making the most of now?
Right now, today, decide on 3 things you can do to move you forward. If you're stuck in a task or project, write down what would solve your problem and how you can get it.
If your resolve to get or stay physically fit is waning, ask yourself why you're resisting exercise and list the benefits of your current regimen. If your love for a particular hobby or even your work is at rock bottom, write out what it would take to make your love bloom again.
Once you have your list, choose something to do every day that'll make a difference. It can be as small as taking 5 deep, rhythmic breaths to clear your mind or as big as running 4 miles to stay active.
Whatever it is, the important thing is to make it an activity that meets you where you are, something you can comfortably do without your lizard brain staging a coup and forcing you to skip it. Gradually building and expanding on that each day will guarantee lasting change far more effectively than starting and stopping in random bursts of frantic energy.
I hope these suggestions bolster your resolve and boost your momentum. Let me know how it goes for you.
See you next Sunday and I trust you'll kick some ass between now and then. :D