Break the Mould

Oh my word! What did you just say?! Did you just say “I never thought YOU’D be able to do that!”?

Ok, I know, that’s a little bit abrupt but this is a reaction I’ve had in the past, and probably will again, when someone reacts to something I’ve done with complete shock. And not shock in a good way, shock because they didn’t think I was CAPABLE of something and that’s quite insulting!

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Get in the arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
#motivate #arena #daring #daringgreatly #theodoreroosevelt

Focus on the gains. 

It’s traditional at this time of year for people to “give up” habits and behaviours that they deem to be bad and negative. It might be smoking, sugar, takeaways, overspending or any other “bad” thing. 
I’ve seen a lot of people posting progress updates along the lines of “Day x without y” and here’s the issue. Focusing on what you have given up innately implies a LACK, a scarcity, a deprivation. 
Wherever you put your focus, is where your energy will go. If you are thinking about lacking something or giving up something, that will be the reality you see. 
Focus on what you will gain. Better health, less risk of diabetes, more financial security are all positive outcomes to focus on and you are more likely to stick to resolutions and goals by moving towards a positive outcome than away from a negative status quo.
Keep posting your progress because it keeps you accountable and focus on the GAINS and you’ll have much better results. Good luck!