Do you remember why you decided to make changes in your life? It’s now the second month of the year, and all those great resolutions are beginning to look a little worn now. Maybe getting up early to work out is turning into more of a painful experience than you thought it would, or it’s just too difficult to keep going with your goals when the results simply either aren’t there, or are just going too slowly.
I do know how this goes. Before last year I would let the slowness of the changes get me down, and eventually I’d stop pursuing my goals. However, last year was a turning point for me. One of the things that I kept reminding myself about was the fact that although I am older than I’ve ever been before, I’m also the youngest I’ll ever be. My workout was also fueled by the realization that I did not want to become one of those older people who in actuality was old before they really were old. My example of this was a chance encounter with a woman who looked to be in her late 60’s who also suffered from fibromyalgia –used a walker, and genuinely believed that there was nothing she could do to improve her life. She also told me that once I hit 50 – she was 51, my problems with my disease would get so bad that I’d be just like her. She was shocked when I told her that I was in fact 53, and felt quite well. I did give her my e-mail so that we could talk some more about what it was I did for my fibromyalgia. She however has never e-mailed me, much to my dismay.
So, what reminders can you find to help you stay on your path toward your goals? The above are two of mine. The other one is shear stubbornness, which once I decided to use this little character flaw for my own benefit, has been a big helper in keeping me on my path. Leave your reminders in the comments below. Maybe you can help someone else out with obtaining their goals.