After my weekend away, I’m enjoying delving back into the topics I’m passionate about and connecting with you fabulous people. I still can’t get used to this weird Southern Hemisphere thing – summer in November?! You crazy people! 😜
Today I want to talk about giving up, ‘falling off the wagon’, ‘failing’. I’ve been writing a blog since about February, just one post every fortnight or week or so. Since I started gramming (can’t believe that’s a verb now) it sort of dropped off as I found another outlet for my ramblings and started talking to others on here. However, in the back of my brain was ‘You’re not that committed’, ‘You’ve failed’, ‘Other people manage it’. Useful? I think not!
Firstly, it doesn’t actually mean anything. All it means is I was writing blog posts and now I’m not. That’s the objective fact, but beyond that it’s all stories and opinions. This is a huge learning I’ll discuss in more detail another day.
Also, there’s a tendency once we ‘fail’ or stop doing something, that that’s it. We might as well stop! We’ve already failed! We forget that all the stuff we’ve done up to now counts and is an achievement.
So if you’ve stopped doing something and feel shitty and demotivated about it, appreciate what you’ve already done, even if it’s small, decide if you want to carry on (and realise that not is an option), realise that your thoughts about failure are optional, and make a plan to carry on!
There’s about 283 other posts I could do here on balance, focus areas, objective facts vs. opinion, and how to make plans you’ll stick to, but I’ll save it!
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