Stephen Covey in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, has an opening chapter titled, “90% of the time you are off track. So what?”
I love the title because it captures exactly the thing that keeps people failing and giving up every time they get inspired and start some new healthy way of living.
I used to fall into the same trap time and time again. I’d make a commitment to exercise more and set a weekly goal and as soon as I missed a day, I’d throw in the towel. I’d be on fire to start some new diet– and the first time I blew it and indulged in an “off limits” food, I’d forget the whole thing and let myself spiral down.
I’d hide behind the “all or nothing” mentality and it would keep me from ever seeing things through…or ever seeing any real change.
In the video I share a personal experience with getting off track… and how I don’t let that derail me anymore.
p.s.: Please excuse my appearance — if I waited until my hair and makeup was done, I’d never make a video 🙂
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As always, I would love to hear your comments. Do you fall into this mindset often?