“Nothing is more certain than the defeat of a person who gives up.”
Good morning, friends! I hope you’ve gotten your week off to a great start. Let’s see if I can help you with a two-fer!
I’ve been on a scheduled health routine since July 1, walking and exercising. Friday morning I exercised as scheduled but Saturday I was at an out of town wedding as the minister so I didn’t walk, then Sunday I was so tired I didn’t exercise. This was the first two day miss since I began the effort. Today, I knew, was the tipping point. What would I do?
The alarm went off at 5:45. “I’m tired.” said the voice in my head. “Get 30 more minutes of sleep.” At 5:50 the battle was on. The inner voice was clamoring for sleep while my rational voice was recalling the better feelings of a great walk. It was a royal battle, the outcome very uncertain. At 5:55 I slung back the covers and started preparing to walk. Put on the stuff, wipe the sleepy from my eyes, and out the door…into the gentle drizzle.
My point? It’s easy to quit, to give in, to give up, to stop, to yield to excuses. No doubt about it we can create momentum that leads
to nothing. But there is nothing worth achieving that is easy or without cost and if you enjoy the journey it is all the better. Whatever your “thing” is for health, betterment, improvement, success, don’t give up today for any reason. The voice inside your head is no friend; train it to respond “Keep going!” And while your success isn’t certain, don’t take the only certain route available to you. Every step is a success all its own. Now get moving or doing or whatever it is you want to do! And have a great week!