"Mistakes are always forgiveable, if one has the courage to admit them." - Sijo Bruce Lee
What are you doing?
Did you set some resolutions? How are you progressing? Are you falling off already? Are you overcoming your goals?
Maybe you’re sitting there looking at the same goals you tried to achieve last year, but didn’t follow through. Maybe you didn’t even set any goals or resolutions for yourself because you failed last year or the year before. Maybe you’re sitting there wallowing in self-pity because you think you will never change.
Forgive yourself and take that first courageous step forward.
Then take another.
Even if you are in there, doing the daily work to move forward, you’re still going to fall. There will be that day that you just don’t get your training session in. There will be that day that you just can’t resist the extra pizza, or taco, or beer, or slice of pie. You will make mistakes.
Forgive yourself and walk on.
At the end of the year, it’s not the setbacks that matter, it’s the fact that you got over it and kept moving forward. Whether your goal is look better in your favorite outfit, to feel better in your own body, to be able to hang in there for that extra round, or put up that extra weight, it’s not the mistakes that are keeping you from achieving it. It’s getting stuck on your mistakes, getting attached to them, and not letting yourself get back to the work of getting what you want. That’s what will keep you from achieving, from changing, from transforming. The battle starts in your mind and the casualty is your body and your health.
Make the decision to forgive yourself. Win that first battle, and you’re one step closer to winning the whole war. Rally, get back up, check yourself, and get back into the thick of it.