Today is day 5 and although I started the day well, I really am not in my best form at the moment. Making plans is easy but sticking to them is hard. This however can be done with discipline and effort. So I guess it’s just about me making that extra push.
However, another thing that seems to be out of my control is my own mind. I want to improve, I want to do this and that but without my mind focused, I am nothing. I seem to keep babying myself and try to make myself feel better by saying things like ‘everyone goes at their own pace’ or some bullshit like that. Yes, everyone has a way they work but I really seemed to be doing nothing. To really get a good feel of my point, I can only ask you to think back to perhaps a month or 2 months ago or to your birthday or back to New Years. Think about the goals you had set yourself and write them down. Now mark whether or not you achieved them. You may had achieved most of them, in which case well done and please share your tips! However, some of you may only have like 1 tick out of 5 or none at all. Now that’s a crap feeling. Why haven’t I achieved them and why am I not working on them now? Ask yourself these questions. This is exactly what I am asking myslelf.
The answer is because I allow myself. I tell myself, ‘it’s okay, it’s not that important’ or ‘you have other things to worry about’ or ‘just be happy with the fact that you tried’. Nonsense.
I really admire people who make something of themselves and most of the time they inspire me and I take them as a source of motivation but on days like today, I feel depressed when I see exactly what I want but don’t have. And I can blame no one but myself for not making the best out of everyday. So what do you do? Baby yourself more? Tell yourself you will start tomorrow? No. Start now. Start by setting yourself that goal and keep focused on the target. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR MIND TO BABY YOU. KEEP AT IT.
MIND: FOCUS+GOALS = RESULTS
Key tip: not too many goals (start with max 2)
And keep them short term (which could all be leading to a long term one) so you are constantly evaluating your progress.