19 Dec Determination today equals satisfaction tonight.
Determination today equals satisfaction tonight
Note: this blog was originally published in 2011 but was updated May 25th 2017
Go through today with DETERMINATION if you want to end today with SATISFACTION . We hear it, but how do we live each day with determination?
Forget the past- Nothing before today or this moment right now can change. You can’t control what has happened, what you did, what you said, what you ate, or what you promised to yourself prior to this moment. You can’t change the past. Although the past has shaped you and made you who you are today, it can’t be changed.
Decide what you want for yourself. People that are successful with change have a commonality: they all DECIDED to change. Once you decide what you want for your life, you will AMAZE yourself at what you can actually accomplish. Decide to be the exception to the rule, the success story and the one who over-came tough obstacles. Once you decide, anything is possible.
Be determined to find solutions and not excuses. You will get better at this with practice. When hurdles pop up and excuses pop into your head, make it a challenge to yourself to find solutions. Your boss wants you to work late and you have to miss your workout class tonight? Eat your lunch quicker and workout during lunch. Your twisted ankle is putting a damper on your planned cardio routine? Find love on the rowing machine. You hate your job? Work on your resume today and start to actually look for a new one. You hate your size? No one is force feeding you the food you may or may not eat today. You can’t afford to get help? What is more costly, preventative help now, or the cost of neglect later? Make better choices and decide.
Act as if– If you already were the best you that you want to be, what would you be doing, saying, eating…? Who would your friends be and what would your day be like? Start small with this and do what you can. Are you the person who eats lunch quickly and spends the majority of your hour power walking? Stop thinking about this and actually do this. Do you want to be the the person who turns chaos into accomplishment? Start acting as if you are. Start to act as if you are already living that life and you will amaze yourself with what will actually become real.
Birds of a feather flock together– Misery loves company. Do your friends help you towards your goals or hinder you? Time to really evaluate this. If you are determined to have a happier, healthier, more active and fulfilling life, you may want to look first at who you associate yourself with.
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