There’s a certain level of excitement when we start working toward a goal.
We feel motivated.
We’ve got a plan and we’re going to put in the work.
Sometimes, it’s relatively straightforward to keep up this momentum.
This is particularly true with goals that have shorter time frames.
But what about those that seem to drag on?
What about those that take months, years, decades even?
What about those practices that you commit to with no clear deadline?
Like eating well?
Sure, you sign up for some form of competition.
A powerlifting meet.
A bodybuilding show.
Something with a set time frame.
That might help you keep the momentum up.
But, regardless of whether you’re working towards a specific goal or not, there will be days when you just don’t want to do the thing.
Maybe you slept poorly.
Maybe your schedule got thrown out of whack.
Maybe you’re having relationship, financial, or career problems.
These things happen.
These things affect our drive.
There will be days when you don’t think you’ve got it.
When you don’t feel up to the task.
That’s totally cool.
If you want rest, rest.
If you want time, take some time.
If, however, you want to show up.
To make an imperfect effort.
Showing up is rarely regretted.
You won’t always move at the pace you’d like.
You won’t always see the outcomes you’d like.
You won’t always feel as driven or motivated as you’d like.
You can always move forward.
You can always show up.
Even the smallest step toward your goal is a step.
A reminder to yourself that your goal matters.
That you matter.
That you are worthy.
Worthy of the best life.
Show up and make it happen.
You’ve got this.