DAMMIT... I’ve gone off the path
In the past, I have set goals and told myself that:
I will do more cardio, or ...
I’m going to write in my journal, or ...
eat healthy everyday. #NoMorePizza
Day 1 — I crush it, and then I’m feeling great on Day 2... Day 3 — Success, Day 4 — I’m feeling motivated, feeling in top of the world. Then day 5 comes and I forget to journal, then day 6 arrives and that pizza looks delicious. By day 7 I feel like I am a failure and I’m ready to burn all my goals to the ground. I can’t believe that I was so foolish to think this time would be different. I start to beat myself up. This is certainly behavior that doesn’t serve me. We are all coming off of Thanksgiving Day meals (and those lovely leftovers.) Maybe you ate a little too much, drank a little too much, sat around doing nothing a little too much. That’s okay. Don’t look back and be upset. Have a short memory. Today is a new day. Don’t fall into the trap of complaining about yourself and being upset that you got off the path. Just get back on the path towards your goals. Now I am not saying that we should not do our very best to keep our word to ourselves. It is important that we learn to do the right thing even when we don’t want to. But we don’t want to torture ourselves when we make mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up because you fell short of a goal, just reset, and start doing the work. There will be many times in life when we look around and realize we have wandered off The Path. Instead of digging our heels in and complaining and feeling silly or like a failure, simply find the path, get back on it, and get moving. GET BACK ON THE PATH. (11.26.17 Phillip Andrew)