The shift between motivation and discipline is a tricky one to navigate. It takes lots of failed attempts, recommitments, planning and confronting things we sometimes are afraid to face. It isn’t pleasant. Motivation is this happy, safe place. The before- before anything gets hard, before you have to do any work, before things get messy. […]
You may have heard it takes 21 days of discipline to form a habit. That is a myth. I think anyone who has attempted to form a habit can attest that nothing is set in stone in the first three weeks. Usually your motivation is still pretty high, you may not have encountered any real obstacles in […]
The scale has been at a standstill for awhile. It’s been frustrating, but also has given me ample opportunities to work on other goals that I have for myself and use those to track my progress. A former coworker did not recognize me because I look substantially thinner than I did in September. All that […]
Discipline makes the difference. Don’t accept excuses.
I figured I would create a series devoted to sharing words and images that are really resonating with me and motivating me. This week it’s Suzy Kassem’s quote, “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Believing you can’t do something, or something is too hard is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Doubt keeps you from taking […]
I am a big fan of doing what you love. I really believe that passion is the key ingredient in enjoying what you are doing, providing a little extra boost of motivation and fueling a lifelong journey into something. That applies to careers, relationships and fitness. This post will probably feel a little like a […]