We have such high aspirations.
We’ve laid out our plan.
We’re doing the work.
We’re showing up.
But things change.
A family emergency.
A gym closure.
A friend in need.
A work deadline.
We aren’t able to stick to our routine.
Then, just like that, we quit.
We don’t adjust our plan.
We don’t pivot.
We throw in the towel.
Driven by a need for perfection.
Believing that our only options are “all or nothing”.
That, if we can’t do it as planned, we might as well not do it at all.
What might have been an off-day becomes a resignation.
A delay or detour becomes a full-stop.
Progress takes time.
It takes effort.
Perhaps most importantly, it takes an ability to adapt.
To respond to life’s challenges.
To work the plan, even if the plan needs to be adjusted.
To value persistence over perfection.
To show up, again and again.
Whatever work you’re putting in.
Life will get in the way.
Perfection is impossible.
Do what you can.
Just don’t break the streak.
You might need to change your strategy.
You might need to change your timeline.
You might need to change your expectations.
Just don’t quit.
Don’t stop showing up.
Don’t stop putting in the work.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
That won’t come easy.
You’re up to the challenge.
You’ve got this.