art of not giving up
Any time we start something new it is exciting
and we are very motivated and committed. As time goes by, however,
the burst of enthusiasm can wane as the reality of how much
work is going to be involved kicks in. When you find yourself
slacking a little and not being as enthused about the new change
or goal you are working towards, that isn't a sign to quit.
It is a sign that it is time to re-commit.
I am in the fourth month of my "New Program"
of eating right and exercise. The first three months I was excited,
enthused and rearing to go. However, I have found that the last
month has been a tad more challenging and I have begun to slip
a bit in my new exercise and eating habits. As I waned so did
my results, which made me think it wasn't working. Closer examination
revealed that it wasn't the system that wasn't working; any
system will work if you work it. But, it isn't magic. It takes
effort and, most of all, commitment. When I realized that my
commitment had slipped I recommitted and got back on track.
This is all part of the process and I don't see my temporary
slide in commitment as a failure. I see it as an opportunity
to strengthen my resolve and continue on the journey.
The more you renew your commitment the stronger
it will be. Commitment isn't a magic pill, take it once and
you've got it. Commitment is something that needs to be tended
to, adjusted and strengthened. I have begun to renew my commitment
every day, which helps to remind me how much I really want to
make this change work and stick. You might not have to renew
your commitment as often, but it does pay to check in and see
where you are on the commitment scale. Rachelle, if you notice
that you are not where you want to be with your goals it might
just be that it is time to renew your commitment.
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation,
information and inspiration to thousands of busy self development
enthusiast who want to stay focused and on track to their goals
through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching. For a
free report, "The Power of Daily Action - How to create
more Wealth, Health and Happiness by Tapping Into the Power
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