"There is a 'no matter what' aspect to my relationship with progress." -Josh LeJaunie
I love this, because when something is so important to us we have this type of attitude. We will go after it with all we have. A go big or go home kind of energy.
What is it that drives you?
Sometimes I fall into the trap that if I can't do things a certain way, don't have an allotted amount of time, or the environment isn't quite right, I let that get into my head and fall into 'paralysis analysis.' I get so caught up in the planning and thinking about doing something that I fail to engage in the action piece (which, by the way, is the most important piece).
Or, I think that if I don't do it all, then I'm failing. For example, I used to work out 1-2 hours a day, 4-5 days a week. I was an absolute beast! I went after work and got to the gym around 4:00 and then left to go home around 5:30-6:00. Now I rarely work out for 30 minutes, 2-3 days a week.
Why? Because I fell out of the 'no matter what' attitude. I adopted the go big or go home mentality and I went home instead of going big. Sure, life has changed significantly. I'm in a completely different job situation where my work hours shift and I work every other weekend. It's not as convenient for me to work out as it used to be and so I gave up rather than make sure I worked out 'no matter what.'
I think it's important to give ourselves grace during a season such as this. I worked with a customer yesterday who had decided to get back into physical activity. She joined her local YMCA and decided she would like to do water aerobics classes. She came in to buy a couple of swimsuits. She is doing everything right to plan and prepare to get back into the game. She has even run into people she already knows who are taking classes. I hope she gets that 'no matter what' attitude.
Like on the days where she would rather stay home, I hope she goes to her water aerobics class no matter what.
The same can be said for myself. Instead of thinking I need one or two hours to work out, take the time I do have and get the most out of it. Instead of thinking I need two hours to edit and revise my book, take the time I do have no matter what and make progress toward finishing and publishing it.
No matter what, when we adopt the 'no matter what' attitude, we are making progress toward our goals.
And that's exactly what matters!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.