So, I haven’t blogged in almost a week despite my pledge to blog daily during the month of July. And I haven’t been checking in on my Daily Discipline Challenge. I went to Kentucky for my uncle’s funeral so I missed a few days because of that. After that, I couldn’t summon up anything meaningful to blog about. Usually, my blog posts flow freely. I felt like I was trying to force it last week so I was marinating on my ideas before sitting down to write. On top of that I’ve been working on getting my rental house ready for the next tenant and I received the first round of edits for my upcoming book.
In other words, a lot has been going on and I’ve fallen off the bandwagon particularly as it relates to blogging and checking in. I do still walk my dog, read the bible, and drink water daily. I’m still getting my exercising in and attending church.
Falling off the bandwagon is no surprising event. I’m sure you have fallen off of your own bandwagons many times before. The problem is we all too often fall off the wagon and stay off.
I’m here getting myself back in the game. I’m getting back on my wagon, the 31 Day Challenge I’ve aspired to. One – because I still believe in the power of discipline. I also believe that discipline is more powerful in the long run as opposed to the short run. For example, it’s more advantageous to be disciplined in your eating over the course of a month even with slip ups here and there than it is to be perfectly disciplined for five days.
People tend to experience a setback or neglect their goals for a day or two and then give up, but it’s more powerful to stay the course over time. Even if you haven’t done a thing towards your goals for an entire week at the end of a year that week won’t matter. That is if you start again.
The other reason that I am starting again especially here on the blog is to show that there is nothing wrong with slipping up. I’m human. You’re human. It’s bound to happen, but it doesn’t have to seal your fate. Your setbacks only keep you back when you decide to stay back. When you decide to start again nothing can stop you.
This is what it takes. It’s what the greats do. They are always willing to start again. And often times they start again with more passion, fervor, and tenacity.
Have you fallen off a goal? Did you let a cheat meal turn into a cheat month? We’re halfway through the year. Are there some New Year’s Resolutions you’ve given up on or forgot about? If so, know that it’s never too late to start again.
Always be willing to start again. That’s how you win the game of life. That’s how you accomplish your biggest goals.
Are you willing and ready to start again? I know I am.
Let’s get it.