“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I’m writing today’s blog post almost as a reminder and a kick in the rear for myself. I have always been drawn to transformation. I think most human beings are. Seeing someone transform in the classic rags-to-riches tale, or watching someone get a life changing makeover on some mindless TV network always seems to leave me a little teary and emotional. I think most of the reason we love these types of stories is it restores a little bit of our faith in humanity. Seeing the underdog prevail can be almost as satisfying as when we prevail ourselves. I think another reason we enjoy transformations is because it gives us the inspiration and hope that we can transform our own lives in the same way. “If they can do it, I can do it.” Well. Guess what. You really can do it. You can be almost anything you put your mind to, BUT it takes endurance and grit to stick to the new habits that you’ll have to create in order to achieve your goals and dreams.
I struggle with starting new workout regimens and diet plans, because I am known to reward myself after only a few short days of progress. Usually that reward involves letting go of some of the newer, healthier habits that I implemented in order to get to that milestone. I think there is something to that. If I could stay in control of my thoughts and feelings when I feel accomplished and successful, maybe I could see the big picture and stop derailing myself in the early stages of my journey. Don’t get me wrong, celebrating small victories is something we all should do more often, but there has to be a balance between celebration and still keeping your end goal in the forefront of your mind.
You CAN do the thing you have been longing to do. There are so many people with similar or even identical circumstances that are doing or have done EXACTLY what you are longing to do. It’s time to dig deep and commit to your dream habits and routines. Become the person you want to be. Each night, forgive any slip ups that you’ve made throughout the day, and recommit to your goals the next morning. Recommitting and finding that motivation every single day will be one of your greatest tools on your way to achieving whatever it is your heart desires!
I hope this post gives you a little motivation or that push you were needing to commit to your new goals. ❤ ❤ ❤