These last few weeks I have to admit personally I fell off my routine when it comes to my goals and the plans I have for myself. It felt terrible.
I feel embarrassed to even admit that I had stopped doing my morning routine regardless of knowing how much better it makes me feel.
I feel almost like I lacked the motivated I needed to get back in the groove of the actions I once did on a regular basis effortlessly.
I was struggling so hard to get back to doing the things I once did so naturally and I was beating myself over the fact that I was not jumping right back into my same habits.
The problem I faced was I let myself get far too off course. I fell into the trend with the Christmas holidays and family in town and with all the food and deserts my healthy and beneficial habits that I was so proud of had completely washed away. As we have heard before it takes 21 days to start a new habit and with that being said it took me the first 21 days of the year to realize that I have formed habits that do not set a powerful tone for the rest of the year. Here is how I fixed it;
I lacked checks and balances to ensure that I got back on track with what was vital in my day to day life. It took me going 21 days without a morning routine to finally slap some sense into myself and bring myself to get out of bed early and approach the day with a positive mindset.
This brings me back to remember a story I heard about a man rowing a boat down a river to make it to a town down the bend. The man chooses to not use the oars sitting inside his boat and allows the current to just push him down the river at its own pace to save him any extra work. In his mind he will get there eventually why work extra. As the current pushes him down the way along the corner the, current directs his boat directly into thorny bushes, up towards a sandbar. Upset at the river the man curses it for sending him into the bushes is now forced to use the oars to pry himself out of the bushes and back into the flow of the current so the river may potentially continue to push him down stream if it so chooses.
We can surely expect that the boat gets pushed up against the shore many times again resulting in the man working three times as hard to continuously savethe boat from the shore to then simply leave it up to the current to decide to course ahead.
This is a perfect example of what happens when we choose to live passively and allow the flow of life determine the outcome of our journey.
Now a different man with the same style boat aiming to arrive to a town at the end of the bend has both hands on his oar and is actively swinging it into the water and constantly adjusting and adding more speed when necessary. He is now anticipating the current and adapting to its movements to prevent the boat from ever getting trapped in the sides of the river. The man now is able to arrive at his destination in incredible timing while also feeling accomplished for his dedication and persistence through the journey. Not to mention it is a great workout rowing!
This is a perfect example of what is possible when we choose to live in the moment and become active facilitators towards our actions.
We fall off course to our goals because we lack the ability to constantly course correct. I am speaking from personal experience in the sense that It took me almost 3 weeks prior to being able to fix a problem. Just simply admitting this is a wake up call in its own to demonstrate how much time we can spend with our head in the bushes not even realizing it.
Having a strong support group of individual who can hold you accountable and ensure that you stay on track is personally my best suggestion towards being able to prevent yourself from ending up in a situation like I went through where you fall off your course for an accumulation of three whole weeks. A lot of times we can be too hard on ourselves on the things we don’t have control over and we brush off the things we had direct control of.
Let me ask you a question. If we fail to do something we had said we were and nobody knows, do we remember it ourselves or just push it off to the back of our minds and forget about it and move on. Not like anybody else knows right?
But when we fail to hold our word and we didn’t just let ourselves down but we had someone else that was holding us accountable to the actions we committed to doing now there is more on the line. Now its not just about you and your own world. This now involves someone else and if you start to fall off track they will be there to tell you. Be open to listening to someone when they offer honest feedback even when it may be hard to hear. If it is coming from a person of integrity and that you have trust in that they are most often looking out for your best interest.
The biggest shift I made was switching my mindset from: “Me doing something that took me away from comfort,” to “me doing something that will provide me with greater reward as a result of my action”. I am going to talk a lot about mindset in my blog along with aviation and investing topics due to the fact that the common factor between all these topics is how we think and perceive them.
At the end of the day the only reason I am so passionate about sharing with you the most current investing and aviation topics is due to the fact that I am making the conscious choice to reach out to you and let you know what the wild world has to offer for those that accept new opportunities into their life. I invite you to embrace a world of excitement, joy, and prosperity with those who are most important to you.