We are approaching the end of January. Most people started out this month with such fervor and fire. They were gonna lose that 10 pounds, quit smoking, commit to more family time, build healthier relationships, and find a career that they are passionate about. Ok, maybe they were not gonna do all that at one time, but those are the typical resolutions people make for themselves. ? And one by one people lose that fire that they had on January 1st by the time February comes around. But why is that? What is it about February that kills motivation?
Confusius said, “The man that moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” What people forget is doing something and exertung some effort may not move a mountain right away, but it gets the process started. We want to see big changes immediately and don’t have the patience to enjoy the journey.
If you have already started to lose fire, I suggest you take a step back and evaluate your goals logically. Really bang into your brain that this will NOT happen overnight. Ask yourself if you need help, then get it if you do. Sometimes family or friends’ support will suffice. Sometimes you may need a professional. Are your goals and expectations realistic for where you are RIGHT NOW? Maybe you have a journey that may take 3-5 years. Be honest with yourself. And then really ask yourselfnif you have put in the effort necessary to achieve your goals. Self evaluation is a mutha, but it is sooo crucial. Now pick up where you left off yesterday because we have a lot more year left!