How many times have you started off the New Year with a goal and were so excited for a whole 3 weeks before you gave it up? This happens so often to many of us.
We start of strong and have every intention of crushing this goal. We’re excited until we have slip up. We think we’ve ruined it all, might as well throw in the towel now.
I want to encourage you that this is never easy and nobody is perfect. Everyone has their slips and falls. Each time you get up after you fall will make you that much stronger.
For me a big shift occurred when someone told me that “Little victories equal big goals.” Lets say you have a big goal of losing 40 pounds this year. When you first look at 40 pounds, it seems daunting. When you step on the scale and see you “only” lost 3 pounds this week, it’s easy to see the goal as far away.
Let’s break up that goal into smaller goals, say 2 pounds a week. That changes things doesn’t it?
Before you know it those little victories of 2 pounds a week add up to a major goal!
All processes take time! So enjoy those little victories along the way. You’ll stumble and you’ll fall at times, but in the end you’ll hit your goal and realize that every fall was a lesson learned and growth took place!
Stick with it, stay strong, and have some fun along the way. A goal isn’t fun if there are no rewards along the way.
Live With Vitality!