Push is one of my words for this year. It propels me to move forward even on the days that I don't want to.
Like this morning for instance.
I opted to sleep in a little before meeting with one of my clients, and so I didn't get in an early morning walk.
By the time I got home, the stillness and humidity had settled in.
I am not a fan of humidity.
Now, I could have taken the route of walking for 30 minutes on the treadmill at the gym this afternoon. That's not the choice I made though. Instead, I chose to push through and go for my walk outside. I put on a podcast and set out on my journey.
Even though the temperature was in the mid-60's, I was sweating profusely (not glistening, mind you) when I was finished. However, I was also pleased with being persistent, pushing though, and having a sense of accomplishment.
I think many times we give up too often. We make excuses. We bargain with ourselves. We do this instead of working hard and just doing it. If we take the attitude of just doing it instead of wasting time with all the other stuff, we would already be done and moving on to something else.
I don't know if it was coincidence or not, but as I walked I listened to a Michael Hyatt encore podcast...on...wait for it...persistence. He went through six ways to be more persistent. I think the one that resonated with me the most was to change my self-image.
In other words, I want to do a better job at being a finisher. I have all these great ideas, and I think about starting them, but then I don't push through often enough. I think I'm too busy with "other stuff". The other stuff is a lot of time wasting instead of just jumping in to do it.
I'm challenging myself both professionally and personally over the next 90 days to push myself to do better and be better, and then I'm going to go on a quarterly retreat to celebrate what I did well, reflect on what I could have done better, and then plan for the next 90 days.
Would you benefit from something like this? If so, let me know in the comments.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.