Getting back on track when you’ve strayed from your goals can be difficult. Let me talk about myself here; it is challenging for me to get back to doing what I know is right for me, even as I recognize the many potential rewards to sticking with my intentions.
In the end, most of my successes have not been a result of doing something perfectly, but from the act of doing something at all. Success is the experience and confidence I find in myself when I give my best effort to this day.
So I sit here asking myself what holds me back when I know what I want to do and I don’t do it. I may find excuses and constraints to shoulder the blame; I point my finger at time or stress or energy. Getting back on track with my goals is not a result of buying into excuses, nor is it achieved by berating myself or focusing on my slip-ups.
Every day I can put my intentions and goals into action if I choose. I have the opportunity to give this day my best effort. What I did yesterday and what I might do tomorrow are far less important than the attention I give to this day.
Today I am giving this blog my best effort after a hiatus and subsequent cycle of excuses, avoidance and procrastination. Today I am also making purposeful and positive choices about diet, exercise, and sleep after a similar hiatus and cycle of excuses, avoidance and procrastination. Gratefully, today I’m loving my life, and giving myself every opportunity to be active and practice my best effort towards achieving my goals.
What will you do to give the best of yourself today?