Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Give Yourself a Reason to Celebrate
Big achievements come from a series of small victories. The key is to stay in the game and build momentum. This applies to any area of your life you're seeking to improve. I have a recent example of this from my personal life. I gained some extra weight during the Winter months due to a lack of consistent exercise and poor food choices. I decided it was time to turn things around. In order to stay motivated, I celebrated shedding ounces, not pounds. I told my wife, "I'm going to lose twelve pounds by Easter Sunday."
"How are you going to do that?" she asked, knowing that when I resolve to do something, I always make a plan.
"No more ice cream for dessert, no more junk food at work, and back to the basics on my exercises," I replied.
Twelve pounds might not seem like much. For me, it's the difference between feeling good and feeling great. It's a confidence builder. Every time a goal is achieved, it helps me set bigger goals in other areas of my life. I only have five pounds to go and plenty of time until Easter but I'm not waiting until I cross the finish line to celebrate. I believe you should savor the journey. It's all part of the process of learning and growing. What are you going to celebrate today?