Posted by a friend on a fitness accountability group:
“I had an excuse all lined up for today.
Woke up with horrible upper back/neck pain. It’s icy outside. Hubby is working and after two hours of chasing [my little one] around the older girls’ basketball game, I was spent. Ate a cookie and some pretzels
and then I asked myself, “Do you really want to look back and say, I wish I would have been more diligent?”
So I made myself a healthy dinner and took the dog for his 1.5 mile walk. Did some planks and push-ups. Still don’t feel great, but the walk made me feel much better. I know eating would have made me feel awful.”
I love the fact that she asked the question:
“Do you really want to look back and say, I wish I would have been more diligent?”
Then she TOOK ACTION and changed her behavior!
There’s so much to say on this topic, but I recently came across this Harvard Business Review podcast on developing a “growth mindset” which is really worth your time!
One Final Thought:
When facing a challenge or frustration, step back and ask “Do you really want to look back and say, I wish…?”
What are you facing? What will you choose? Email me and tell me! tom@BrightHillGroup.com
My 3 year old son cracked me up over the weekend. After I got a much-needed haircut he stopped me and asked:
“Dad, why do you have ugly hair?”
Gotta love those fleeting moments. (And I’m glad I don’t count on him to be my style advisor.)