There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb
One of my biggest goals this year is to work on my self-discipline. I have allowed that muscle to become flabby. Even as I write this, I am not working and am still in workout clothes although I haven’t worked out and it’s approaching 9:30 on a weekday and I have plenty to do. I’ll consider today a lapse, but tomorrow I need to get back on schedule. I’ll get back on schedule for today also, but let’s finish this post first.
Last weekend I had about a dozen girlfriends come over so we could create Vision Boards. I did this last year and it was such a rousing success, that it appears this may become my annual signature event. I haven’t finished mine because I was busy playing hostess, but I want mine to be covered with images and phrases about self-discipline. I need it. I have big goals and aspirations for the year.
I have been reading and planning a great deal. I have been questioning why I haven’t lived up to my true
potential and it came down to two simple things: mindset and self-discipline. I have worked on the mindset and my ThinkUp app continues to do wonders for me. I feel like I am improving dramatically on that front. Self-discipline is another story.
I started out strong, but then my SD muscle gets tired and I allow it to lapse. This week has been a great example. I need to plan my week and then update it daily. My workdays are unpredictable, but I need SD to keep all my plates spinning. This week jumped out of the starting gate and I wasn’t fully prepared. I feel like the racehorse is galloping around the track and I’m still trying to get my feet in the stirrups. I need to re-group.
SD is also key for my goals around my health. I need to get in shape and lose more weight. I haven’t been good about exercising, eating the right foods both in terms of amount and type. It all circles back to SD. I like to think of myself as something of a free spirit. Unfortunately that will only work if I won the lottery and even then it would take SD not to squander the money.
I spent quite a few hours over the holidays planning out this year. I have annual goals and then these are broken down to quarterly, monthly and weekly goals. I created a kick ass spreadsheet that impressed the shit out of my business coach because everything on it was SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, reasonable, time-bound). Everything is there, but it is up to me to execute it. For that, I need to build up my flabby SD muscle. The great news is that every day, every hour is a new beginning. So with that, it’s time for me to get started.