God Chose You

Just think… God created this world. The plants, animals, sky… look around at the trees. They produce oxygen. The sun provides light…everything has a purpose. Everything belongs. 

God made all that…and he thought the world needed one of you, too. 

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It’s a New Day

While it’s important for goals to have checkpoints and milestones, be sure to look at each day on its own, rather than as part of a collection.

For example, if your goal is to work out 4 days a week, and it’s day 6 and you haven worked out yet, you may look at this as if you already lost, because there is no way to reach your goal.

However, if you separate today from the week, and make today’s goal to exercise for 20 minutes, that is something you can still accomplish. When the week ends, maybe you didn’t work out 4 days out of the week. Maybe it was just those 20 minutes. But thats still something. Still an accomplishment.

You can adjust your goals whenever you want.

You’re holding yourself accountable.

I don’t want to say forget about yesterday, because of course we need our memories from the past to help us learn and grow.

But don’t dwell on yesterday.

You can’t go back, and that’s okay.

Leave behind what you didn’t accomplish, because today is a new day, and you can accomplish something.

You’re doing fine. You’re exactly where you need to be.

Take a Chance 


Take chances. Do what you want.

Screwing up is a part of life – it’s going to happen. You’re going to be sad, you’re going to be upset with yourself, and you’re going to wish things were different…but you’re also going to succeed. You’re going to have thrilling experiences and you’re going to wish you had only tried that earlier.

Trying is Winning


You get points for trying.

Some people don’t care about effort. Effort doesn’t mean you won. You can put forth a good effort but come in last place.

Okay.

Last place against who, though?

The winner of the race was someone else. They don’t matter.

Your effort matters.

Your improvement.

If yesterday you laid in bed and today you put on your shoes, that’s improved effort. That’s winning.

Did you put on the wrong shoes? You made a mistake. You still tried. That’s winning.

Progress is Progress

Don’t let anyone diminish your progress.

It’s okay to have a partner, for example having a work-out buddy will help keep you accountable for going to the gym.

Just make sure that you’re checking your progress against yourself and not your friend.

Maybe they got an A on the last test and you got a B. It doesn’t matter that they got an A – it matters that the exact percent of your B is even .5% higher than your last test. It can be .1%. As long as you worked and you improved, you did it. You achieved.

Have faith 🙂 You’re doing great!