19 May Quitters never Succeed
Do you ever make excuses for yourself? Or justify why its okay to not follow through with what you’ve committed to doing. No one will know, right? After all, you have a lot going on.
How often are these your thoughts?
Sometimes as I’m running, I make compromises with myself. I tell myself, its okay to trim a few minutes off this run. I don’t need to push myself that hard. I’ve been training so hard for the half marathon that it’s okay to cut back just a little.
This isn’t the TRUTH though.
In reality, if I don’t stick to my training schedule I will ultimately set myself up for failure. I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty big fan of accomplishing what I’ve set out to do.
The trouble is this is exactly the kind of mindset that leads to trouble.
When you begin to make excuses for yourself, you justify your lack of action.
You are now on a slippery slope back into the exact problem you were trying to change. You will never accomplish anything if you decide to give up and quit. You don’t want that to happen, do you? Then, don’t let it!
Here are some of my tips to keep you on track:
1. Hold yourself accountable or ask someone supportive in your life to check in with you to help stay responsible.
2. Follow through with what you’ve outlined for yourself.
3. See these trains of thought for exactly what they are, ways of being sidetracked by your success.
4. Re-connect with why you decided you wanted to make this change in the first place.
5. Challenge yourself just a little bit more and find a way to turn up your effort ever so slightly. For example, on days when I want to give less, I often add an extra minute or more to those runs.
So, what could you do?
Now, go and Thrive!