The unofficial start to summer is here! I’m usually all about the beach and relaxation. I’ve been waiting all winter to feel sand under my feet and hear waves crashing. With the pandemic practically behind us (I hope!), I should be ready to get out and do all the things I’ve been reluctant to do over the past year.
Yet, I can’t help but feel terrible about all the things I DIDN’T do over the last year. Mainly writing. It’s been a SLOW go. I’ve made some progress, but it’s been like pulling teeth. Something else was constantly dragging me away, and I’ve succumbed to the pressure time and time again.
Now, with NJ opened up and time away from home (AT THE BEACH!) scheduled every weekend, guilt is hitting me HARD. I need MOTIVATION NOW!
The truth is, what I need more is balance. A little bit of compassion to give myself a break, mixed with some drive to hold myself accountable for results, will equal motivation. The last year has been challenging on many levels, and now it’s time to step up and do what I set out to do: FINISH MY BOOK!
So I’ve taken action: THIS COACH WILL BE COACHED! I recognize my need to work on myself. I need to get out of my own way, stop holding myself back and become TRULY accountable for my actions, or lack thereof. It’s time to get what I want. I can have it all: beach relaxation AND book completion. It just takes one thing: MINDSET.
If you’re like me and can’t find the motivation to meet your goals or even do the bare minimum, it’s okay. You’ll get there. Do like me, give yourself a break but also hold yourself accountable. It doesn’t take much…just ONE step in the direction of your dreams every single day. Before you know it, you’ll be there!
There’s absolutely a time for rest and a time for doing stuff. I’m not negating the value of taking time off. It’s CRITICAL to your health and future performance. But, if you find yourself in a slump, making one forward move may be all it takes to get you back on track to finding your motivation.
Go ahead! Get your motivation (and balance) on NOW! I’ll be cheering you on the whole way! I’m here for you!
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