I want to get a six pack. I want to become a writer.
Started doing press ups – lasted 5 days.
Started writing a blog – stopped after 10 days
Then I beat myself up – rinse and repeat.
The cycle of ambition and disappointment.
Have you ever had goals you gave up on? Wanted to make a drastic change?
But why is who we are wrong? Because we say so?
Wanting more is only human.
The problem comes from taking one out of the present.
And thinking of the end goal rather than NOW.
Not loving where you are now. And who you are now.
Long Term Mentality
When we start rushing for that dream self – not accepting and loving who you are now defeats the purpose.
Because if we can’t embrace who we are today, how will we love ourselves in the future?
It will be a constant cycle of unfulfilment.
Because who you will become is dictated by who you are NOW.
Acceptance is not the same as settling. If you want to start a business it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Acceptance means you acknowledge you don’t have the skills and consistency – yet.
Embracing that will open the doors to learning. To doing. To growing.
To not hating yourself.
Disclaimer – This Is Not Easy
I told a fib in the title. This isn’t a small shift – it’s massive.
And it’s not easy – it’s a daily challenge
But if it was easy everyone would do it.
Because the opportunity is open to everyone
I am inconsistent. That I leave projects unfinished. That my mindset is not strong enough – yet.
Everyday though I get better. And I love who I am now.
And one day I’ll look back with adoration.
Because you never forget your first love.