My latest post titled “I hate running” was all about perspective, about choosing to see the positive by starting your day off with something hard, for me I chose running.
I’ve struggled with goals because I am the type of person that likes to see the results right away. I want to take a face mask off and have a clear complexion, work out once and have a six pack, write one blog and then be interviewed by Ellen. You get where I’m coming from right? I want immediate satisfaction. But every personal development guru will tell you, nothing happens over night. All high performers work years to finally hit the jackpot and we are no different friends, we have to put in the work.
It’s been hard training for this 5k and reminding myself I won’t be able to run the full 5k tomorrow, I will just be able to run a little bit more each day. The same goes for my blog, I started it in May of 2018 and have been blessed to see growth, but I can’t expect to have millions of people reading it when I just started out. I need to focus on the little victories, adding a half a mile to my distance, speeding up, focusing on the followers and readers I currently have instead of serving people who don’t know my content yet.
I need to take time to be gracious and remind myself the goal is always to be better than I was yesterday.
I need to remember that I’m closer to my goals than I was yesterday.
If I put in the work each day, eventually all those days will add up to big results. But I have to work hard and show up every single day. Even when I don’t want too.
Maybe you’re working towards a goal in your life or just a healthier lifestyle. Maybe its a dream or just to be more organized. Here’s a little reminder that things don’t happen over night. You need to WORK. WORK. WORK. You need to work when your brain says you don’t want too. You need to show up to the spin class when your body says no. You need to write the blog post when you aren’t feeling creative. Because one day after all that work, you’ll see the results, and you’ll feel damn proud.
Just remember, today you are closer than you were yesterday, and tomorrow you will be closer than you were today.
Progress not perfection.