How to pick yourself back up after slacking
This is probably the 100th article you’ve read about starting your New Year off right and getting back on the wagon. But it’s not about how many times you fall off; it’s how many times you get back up again.
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
Stop and realize why you want to start all over again…why you want to work towards your goal. More importantly, what’s the real reason you fell off in the first place? Why do you want this? When do you want to get there? Do you want it for someone else or do you want it for yourself? It’s imperative to know the answers to these questions so you don’t repeat the mistake.
Keep your eye on the prize. Get rid of all distractions; eliminate anything and anybody that will try to stop you. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. It’s very necessary. Then, make a plan to get there. (Make it realistic, will ya?) If you’re giving yourself a year to get there, then take it week by week. Better yet, take it day by day. It’s all a part of the puzzle. Plan, implement, execute. It’ll all come together in the end…if you follow the plan!
Get fired up, get excited, get back in the game! Take classes. Find a mentor. Create a journal. Make a goal poster. Do whatever takes to get you going – to the ultimate place where you are eating, sleeping and breathing your dream/goal.
Think about your routine before you fell off. Analyze what worked for you and what didn’t. Incorporate what did work in your daily routine and add on to it. Whatever didn’t work, figure out why and never do it again.
Address your goal as if this was the first time you committed to it. Take it and yourself very seriously. Set yourself a deadline and let just a couple of friends or family members know when it is so they can hold you accountable. Solemnly swear to never talk about or come across this problem again.