Follow. One. Course. Until. Satisfied. FOCUS. I don’t seem to be able to do that. I can hone in on a course of action but I tend to veer off before the action yields any satisfactory outcomes. I am great at starting, going along for awhile, but then I seem to
I need some way to keep my plan in front of me every day, all day. Some how, some way to keep my course of action in the fore front of my mind so when it comes time to make a decision, I can make it based on what it is I’m working toward.
Instant gratification factors into things a bit. I justify the pair of shoes, the lunch out, the sitting on the couch with the fact that I’m stressed, tired, or ‘deserving’ of a break, a reward, a minute to relax. It’s easy for me to put aside or just plain ‘forget’ that I’m working toward a bigger goal, gratification that will come later. I forget the PLAN – the to-dos that need to get done that move me steps, leaps, bounds toward that GOAL. The regret / remorse sets in when it’s months down the line and I see where my instant gratification moments have moved me backwards. It’s then I notice all the moments I was on autopilot when it came time to chose. The rut and routine in my choices – quite frankly, it makes me sad.
You’ve read the posts, you’ve seen the lofty dreams, goals, plans, and ideas. But year after year, I’m starting to wonder if my life isn’t some how caught in an endless loop,
with the exception that my learning curve is a little steeper than I’d like. I want to get off this particular track, all of this going around in circles or spinning my wheels is just ugh.
I have one last business plan. I can buy a complete fitness / nutrition plan. But what’s to keep me from forgetting them?
This cold has me in all kinds of bad moods.
You know, I need to come up with some rewards that move me TOWARD my goals and not away. Some instant gratification kinds of things that I can put into play when I need to justify the a-fore mentioned stresses and such. Things that move me to do what I need and say I want to get done, done. Don’t suppose you have any ideas on things I can do that won’t break the budget, won’t add pounds, or have me up to my eye-balls in crap I won’t use?
Oh, look at the time. Gotta wrap up in my cold meds and call it a night. Thanks for stopping by…
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