3 Ways to Keep Going - Kathryn C. Lang

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3 Ways to Keep Going

It’s hard to make changes. That’s why so many people either don’t make New Year’s resolutions or don’t keep them. Not doing something is easier (and sometimes less disheartening) than failure.

The only problem is that is a Catch 22. If you don’t try to change then you will always need to change. Even worse, your life will never get any better than it is right now. Change might be hard. It might be painful. It might be a struggle. But change is necessary to get to where you want to be.

I am determined that this month will be the beginning of huge changes for myself and for my family. Every day I am getting up and repeating the changes over and over – with enthusiasm!

Until yesterday that is. Yesterday I had to work, quite literally, for the whole day. I did stop to eat meals with the family, but that was about it. Everything else on my schedule was set aside for a deadline.

THIS morning, I was determined to get back to it. But Mother Nature had different plans. Instead of doing what I was supposed to be doing I was watching severe weather creep up and over my area (we are okay though).

I’m currently three hours behind where I should be (and a couple of days behind where I actually want to be) and I almost didn’t get going at all. It’s easier not to start than to not complete what I want to do. I was going to skip the lists, the motivational chants, and the exercise and go right to feeling sorry for myself.

Something changed around the second paragraph of this article. I managed to regain my focus and reignite my determination. You can to.

1. Write out your problems so that you can start to see a solution (or just see how silly you are being).

2. Remind yourself why you are trying to change in the first place.

3. Start now.

Change can happen, but action is required. I refuse to let setbacks, delays, or distractions (like the weather or elections) keep me from reaching for my goals. I know what I need to do, I have the time and ability to do them, and today I’m going to continue to do them despite how my morning started!

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