Sunday, October 28, 2018

Celebrate Your Progress No Matter How Small.

The idea for this blog came about last weekend when I was doing some cleaning around the house and ended up finding one of those body tape measures that you use to wrap around different body parts to see if they are growing or shrinking.

Just for fun I decided I was going to see how much my arms and legs have grown since the last time I measured them (I believe 6 months - 1 year ago).  To my surprise I have put on a whole inch of muscle to my arms, growing from 11 inches to now 12 inches, and I believe about 2 inches of muscle on my legs.  Although I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be in terms of muscle mass I am very happy to see progress in my muscle growth.

What does this mean for you?

When you start out on your journey, most likely the only way for you is to go up.  Maybe right now, with whatever path you are on, you are looking up to being as good as the influencers in your area or you may even want to go beyond them!  But sometimes starting can be very scary and hard because you are so far from where you want to be.

But when you start to move towards where you want to be and reward yourself for every little success you have, you will be able to embrace your journey and have fun in the process of getting to where you want to be.

I love the analogy of the baby learning to walk.  When you were a baby learning how to walk, you fell down a countless number of times.  But you and your family never got mad when you fell.  Instead everyone was happy when you could get one step before falling, then 2 and 3 and so on!

If you treat yourself making progress toward your goal in this same way, you will notice how much easier it is to keep going and striving for success.

Closing thoughts.

What is it that you really want to do in life, but feel like you can't do because you aren't "good enough"?  The first step is to start, then over time you start to become alright at your skill, then good, then great, then hopefully you even become one of the best if not the best in your area.  But it all starts with making progress each day and rewarding yourself for your progress and achievements!

Live your life to the fullest,

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