This a marathon, not a sprint. With all the organizational tools, calendar alerts, journal entries and blog posts, without consistency, the chances of real effective change next year is almost non-existent. I read a Tweet about this exact topic and it really spoke to me because it is true. Most of our problems don’t deal directly with organization, but discipline.
The motivation to not only do something once but develop a habit to continue the cycle over and over again is something that many people lack. It’s so easy to start, stop, start and stop again, that all we’re really doing is running in place, never making real progress.
If you decide to start something new or move forward with something you really want, condition yourself to keep on running the race. It takes more energy to start something over again compared to pushing through and pacing yourself. As stated in the last ART Lesson, life happens, but find ways to maneuver over feasible obstacles instead of looking for the next excuse to stop.
You’re running a marathon that takes patience, endurance, and consistency. If you have ever watched a marathon, the most well-trained runners pace themselves throughout the race to conserve energy for their final push. They are still constantly moving forward, but they are conscious that they have a long way to go.
Running towards your goals this year will be what you make it. Some of your goals will be reached faster than others and other goals will push you til the last second. Either way it goes, if you continue to push through, I can promise you that you will be better than you were a year ago.
Have a good weekend and celebrate that you have completed FIVE ART Lessons! See you next week!
Tell how the Lessons have been working for you if you have a minute :-).
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