Nothing beats a failure like a try.
You don't have to quit, you just want to. Whatever your favorite piece of advice is, what are you DOING with it, and with what consistency?
We are usually distracted. While we work on one thing, we're thinking about other things & other situations, at the expense of efficiency & quality. AMRAP mentality can be a powerful way to feel less overwhelmed & more productive.
No matter what happened last, I keep coming back. No matter what, I keep coming back.
Success depends, to a large degree, on how well you communicate with yourself and with others. Results & achievement will benefit from honest, effective & constant communication. Excuses & procrastination often stem from dishonest or incomplete communication with yourself.
You might not think you are lying to yourself, but often times, you are. At best, you’re not telling the whole truth and you’re accepting a story that isn’t the real truth.
The missing link is consistency. Stop talking yourself out of what you can do now on the grounds of what you can't do yet.
You cannot avoid the reality of your problems. You have to face whatever it is you don't want to face and face it consistently. Whether that's a number on the scale, the balance of your bank account or a picture of your body - never turn away again.
“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of it’s strength and burden” ~ Seneca
"If you own the story, you get to write the ending" ~ Brene Brown
You will make hundreds of choices every single day. They won't all be ideal. Instead of letting a bad choice justify other bad choices and instead of getting emotional about it, simply tell yourself: choose again.
"Those who don't move don't notice their chains"
Every time you redirect your attention from the past or the future into the present moment, you strengthen that pathway. The reverse is just as true.
Those easy choices seem easy in the moment, but they aren't making your life easier. Easy choices create a hard life while those hard choices create an easier life.
The hardest part is at the start, before you've mentally committed & established momentum.
I choose to be happy. I choose to stop complaining, right now, right here, today.
The exact moment which proves the most difficult to persevere is the same moment you’re given the opportunity to manifest a miracle.
You do not need to let your reaction to a situation blend with your response.
You must commit to the deliberate practice of becoming.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or frustrated, it's likely because you are mentally taking on more than can be done right now. Focus exclusively on the next step.
It's not just your choices that create habit, it's also your thoughts. When you fixate on what you've done wrong and what's hard, you're actually practicing the problem or rehearsing failure - getting better at what you DON'T want each time!
Excellence is born of preparation, dedication, focus and tenacity. Compromise on any of these and you become average.
~ John Chatterton