It is the third week of 2017. How are you doing? Did you have a new year resolution? What was it?
Have you started hearing voices yet? (It's ok, it's really normal, we hear them all the time...)
We have seen it, the crowds in the gyms have thinned to their pre-new year numbers, maybe even fewer.
"This is gonna take too long, I don't have the patience for it."
"This will never work, I tried before and failed, what's the point?!"
"I'm never going to get there, might as well quit now..."
You get the point. Self doubt, negative self talk, we all have that little voice (and sometimes they are not so little) inside of us trying to convince us otherwise, sabotaging our efforts (you just can't shake it off, like Gollum in the Lord of the Rings).
But there is NO REASON for your to quit.
(Give me one, I dare you.)
If Thomas Edison had quit after the 5th try on creating the lightbulb, the world would be a different place now.
"I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. "
When asked about not getting results over the tremendous amount of work, Edison replied:
"Results! Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! I know several thousand things that won't work!"
He learned from his mistakes (we like to call them lessons) and kept trying. The result was something truly amazing.
We encourage you to make lots of mistakes (lessons) so you can figure out what works for YOU and what doesn't.
Things that worked for your coworker who is single may not work for you who need to get the kids to school, work, get to appointments, pick the kids up, and help them with homework.
It is through trials and errors (and hard work) that we can slowly and finally one day reach the destination. So please hang in there and know that no matter how difficult it seems at the moment, it's providing a chance for us to better ourselves.
If you need some new lesson ideas, email us to discuss. We are here for you!