It happens to the best of us. Maybe we get comfortable, maybe life got in the way, maybe we got in the way of ourselves. Falling off track. It happens. And sometimes, let’s be honest here, it happens because we got lazy, or we were full of excuses. Whatever it may be: diet, exercise, blogging… in my case, all three… sometimes we fall off the wagon. After dealing with depression for a few months (more on that in a future post) I’ve been having a bit of fun lately, which, of course, there’s nothing wrong with, except for the fact that it’s gotten me a little bit further from my goals than I’d like to be. Recently, however, I decided to make a new determination and strengthen my commitment to my goals. I usually don’t make new year’s resolutions (yes, I know it’s a little late) because I feel like I’m always working on myself anyway, but in the past few weeks I’ve decided this year I’m going to tackle one of the most crucial contributors to success in any area of life: discipline.
Discipline is the missing link, at least for me, between where I am and where I want to be. Where motivation fails, discipline can save you… or, at the very least, keep you going. Discipline is doing the things you know you need to do to get closer to your goals, even when you are too tired, too lazy, too busy, too (fill in the blank) to actually get your butt up and do them.
The beautiful thing about life is that every single moment is full of opportunity… to get back on track, to start fresh, to get back up, to recommit, to get closer to our goals. I’m taking this opportunity to recommit to you, and to myself. It’s LITERALLY a new day, how ideal to post this right at midnight… totally not intentional, but I like the way that worked out… so, yes, it’s a new day! Let go of what happened yesterday, last week, etc. Let go of beating yourself up. Instead, decide right now what you’re going to do (or in some cases, not do) in this moment to get back on track. We can do it together.
Sending you lots of love and unicorn kisses!