Do you remember the resolutions or goals you set on January 1st?
You probably don’t.
If you’re like most, they were long abandoned by Easter.
You had all the motivation and determination one could muster as the new year dawned. This year was going to be different. It was going to be your best year yet.
But slowly and without your noticing, those lofty goals and resolutions you set fell by the wayside. One seemingly insignificant compromise after another added up to failure.
It happens so consistently every year that many have abandoned the entire idea.
The problem, however, isn’t in the idea of resolutions or goals, it’s within you.
The tendency to cut yourself slack, put things off, and compromise pull you off course.
That’s where discipline comes in.
Discipline keeps you driving forward and showing up despite how you feel, how busy you are or what’s going on in your life.
You have to show up consistently over time if you want to reach your goals.
It’s October 3rd. This year’s resolutions may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean you sit around until January to rerack and get back in the game.
The great thing about living in the present is that you always have the opportunity to begin again. To start over. To recommit yourself to working hard, to consistency, to discipline.
Finish 2017 strong. You’ve still got the time.