It’s Tuesday! The week is in full swing. How’s it going? We are expecting rain pretty much every day for the next two weeks! I know….2 weeks….
Sometimes when it is rainy or storming it can be hard for me to hold my focus. I can be super mega easily distracted. Ahem! I just call em’ the way I see em’.
But you know, life is that way too. When the sun is shining and the sky is clear it is easy to be motivated.
Like at the beginning of a project. It is easy to get Wow! excited. While I am researching and gathering what I need I am motivated. Then a rain cloud appears, i.e., a snag or delay in my plans and Boom! I’m derailed. Doubt creeps in and momentum begins to fade. The excuses come. A week goes by. Then a month, then……I’ve stopped. Have you done that?
For example, when I started the blog 4 years ago I quickly became overwhelmed by trying to do too much too soon….It ended in blog ending record time. Ha!
However, looking back there were several things happening:
I Had Unrealistic Expectations. I believed because I was creative and loved writing it would come naturally. Wrong! It takes research and planning and learning and planning. Ha. Be realistic with your expectations. Month 1, 2, 6 or a year out…
I Didn’t Trust the Process. Not trusting the process is the best way NOT to reach your goals. There is a reason steps 1-5 happen in the order they do. Trust! I picture me planting a seed and then digging it up every few days to see if it is doing its thing. Trust the process!!!
I Forgot My WHY!! I forgot why I even started. I laid down my motivation.
Family? A vacation? An education? A future? A dress? A swimsuit? If your motivation is selfish and fleeting…that’s ok too, because your result will be selfish and fleeting as well. And that isn’t an unrealistic expectation. ?
Like we talked about Sunday….we have to set ourselves up for success. Be prepared. Participate in our own lives!!
When you feel weary or when you feel your motivation slipping give yourself permission to scale back for a moment. But don’t forget your why! Keep it in your face! On your mirror, sun visor, calendar, even your fridge…
You’ve started now keep going. I believe in you. I believe in me too!!!
Be you. Be beautiful. Be imperfect.