You decide to change your life. You make a plan and start making things happen. You start getting things done.
Then it happens.
Real life interferes with your plans.
You get sick. Your husband has to go to the ER. Your kid has school programs you have to attend.
All of these things have happened to me in the the last couple of weeks. I feel I have really fallen off the wagon. My get up and go has gone somewhere else.
The last thing I feel like doing is writing a blog post. I don’t feel like reading about or learning about anything motivational. I just want to sit here and listen to the rain fall. Did I mention it’s been raining for the last three days? It has. It’s a rainy, gloomy, soggy, muddy mess here. I just want to curl up with a book and stay warm and dry.
And that is what I’ve been doing for the last couple of days. These days of Thanksgiving break that I had planned out. I had many things I wanted to get done. And I got none of them done.
Tonight I had a choice. I could keep sloughing off and listening to the rain or I could get out my laptop and write a blog post.
The thing you have to remember is once you let one thing slide it’s easy to let the next thing slide.
So I could continue to read and not write my blog post that is supposed to go out tomorrow or I could get out my laptop and make myself get to work.
Can I just say that I feel better just writing this down? For getting something accomplished that I had planned for this weekend.
Getting somewhere in this life is a balance. I had to give myself permission to not feel well. To take the time off and go to my daughter’s programs. To not be mad at my husband for dislocating his toe and derailing his plans which derailed mine. I had to give myself permission to fall off the horse.
But I also have to make myself get back on and ride. I had to make myself fulfill the commitment I had made to myself to write this blog post.
If you don’t fulfill the promises you make to yourself are you really going to fulfill the promises you make to others?
So today. Right now. It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed in the past. It doesn’t matter how many times you have fallen off the horse.
It only matters that you pick yourself up and try again.
Today I’m picking myself up and getting back to work.
What have you failed to do that you are going to try once again?
Let me know in the comments below.