As I grow older I notice more and more that maintaining momentum towards my goals is the key to my success. However, maintaining that momentum is the challenge! For me, being healthy and strong is probably no.1 on my list of goals. When I say healthy and strong I don’t mean super healthy and super strong. I mean being in control and feeling great inside and out. I want to have energy and enthusiasm throughout my days. I don’t do bad days because I don’t like how they make me feel. I want to to live a long, happy and fulfilling life where I go for my goals and do it with passion.
My journey really started when I was 25, at a point in my life where I needed a new direction. I always knew what I wanted out of life and I always decided that ‘tomorrow’ was a better day to start than today. I smoked cigarettes, ate rubbish food, binge drinking at least once a week and I wasn’t exactly driving myself forward towards the goals that I wanted to reach. Nevertheless I was happy in my little bubble, life isn’t too complicated at 25 and there are plenty of tomorrow’s to come when you’re young. Today I am 33 and it’s only now that I am actually starting to feel close to those goals. Why has it taken so long? Maintaining momentum. One step forward, 2 steps back. Such is life.
This is is blog about moving foward towards my dreams and my goals and the struggles and successes along the way. When you have a dream you have only 2 choices:
1. Follow that dream to its end and enjoy all the little dreams that come with it.
2. Start to follow that dream and give up because it’s too much like work and progress is slow.
There is no middle ground. You are in or out.
Option 1 is all about opportunity and energy. You make up life as you go along and you enjoy successes and failures and you creep towards your goal. Sometimes you move fast, sometimes slow, but always moving forward.
Option 2 is the easy way out. You just plain give up because you are too lazy to apply yourself and really see what you are capable of when you put your mind to it. This is the path where you quickly or slowly move towards something but always with that emptiness that you could be doing better if only you were following this dream or that passion.
I am walking path 1 and while it’s not always high fives and celebrations I know that one day soon I am going to achieve what I set out for. And the only way to do it is by maintaining momentum.