“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up
and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”
- Anne Lamott
Sometimes the hardest thing for us to do is just show up for our life.
One can read all the self-help books and attend all the courses, but one of the most difficult things to do on the road to self-improvement, is to actually do what needs to be done. The secret is in connecting the dots between understanding why you behave the way you do, what needs to change and actually making the changes. And most importantly, on the following day, making them again. The challenge lies in being disciplined, consistent, committed and having the will power to sustain something that can enrich your life.
No matter how many seminars you have attended or coaches you have enlisted, at the start mark you stand alone. No one can run that race for you. No one can force you to do the thing you know you must do. You have to be the one to start fresh each day. You have to be the one to find the energy to try again, the hope to carry on, the motivation to get up in the morning and embrace the day, no matter what it may bring. You have to dig deep, locate your inner boot-camp coach and listen to her! Put all the excuses and mind-chatter, over-analysing, plotting and planning behind you and just go and do it. Each day, do it again.This morning I did and it was good. So can you.