I have to share this with you, I said.
These last few months felt as if I was pulled underwater, and although intellectually I knew the power of nutrition, exercise and morning routines, I just didn’t have the mental strength to get back on track. Too much was going on and my energy and vitality were not there.
Days went by and every weekend I’ll say to myself: “tomorrow I’ll start again! Hey, I know exactly what to do so this should be no problem, right?”
Monday arrived and with it a deluge of emergencies that needed immediate attention.
I had good intentions, but I couldn’t get traction. Every time I tried to bounce back ‘something’ more important came along and with a blink of an eye three months went by.
“I had no clue you had a similar experience”, said Terry, I was sure that there’s something wrong with me. Why can’t I stick to my plans and not cave in as soon as life becomes busy?
With everything I see on social media, it seems like everybody’s doing great and I felt ashamed that I can’t keep my commitments, it’s embarrassing!
Are you kidding I laughed, it’s not just you and me, every second person I speak to, who’s honest enough to share what’s really going on in their life experienced this exact situation.
You are not alone, we are not alone. We are human, not machines.
It’s NOT about failing to meet your goals or experiencing self-disappointment because you didn’t deliver on your commitment.
It’s about accepting where you are the moment you realize you got off track and have at your disposal a reliable and trustworthy process you can use to bounce back on track when you hit the wall.
Let’s Get Real
I’m no different than anyone else, yes I had several powerful lessons in my life that taught me the hard way what’s important in life and how to get back on track quickly and efficiently.
But to be honest, there’s no magic bullet, no miracle pill or secret formula that will prevent this from reoccurring.
The secret, I told him, was simpler than what he believed it to be.
We have a tendency to make life complicated, where instead, the way out is to simplify it – go back and master the basics.