MOTIVATION: Each Moment Provides An Opportunity to Make a Better Choice
No matter what happened yesterday or even a minute ago - this moment, right now, is a chance to do better!
You don’t need to wait until tomorrow to start fresh. Sometimes after a big blunder or when something doesn’t go as planned, we become discouraged and take an all-or-none attitude, believing that since we already messed up we might as well just ride that terrible wave until it ends. Perhaps we slip up on our #diet and we think we might as well have a free-for-all the rest of the day. Or, we’ve gotten into an argument with a loved one, and instead of apologizing, you double down on your convictions and stubbornly refuse to back down. Or, your work project is more time-consuming than you realized, so you throw up your hands and #procrastinate. Or, maybe you’re trying to quit a bad habit, you fall off the wagon and decide you’re not cut out for this and give up. All of these are excuses we tell ourselves to verge deeper into problematic patterns that cause grief to the people around us and ourselves. It can weigh on our #SelfEsteem and make us feel terrible, which of course, leads to a self fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t think you deserve better, then your actions will certainly follow suit to confirm these beliefs.
Remember, each moment is an opportunity to do better.Starting now, you can begin fresh, no matter what happened one second ago.
So take a deep breath, ask yourself, “What is one small thing I can do to steer myself in a positive direction?” - and do that. It's so #empowering to know you can make tiny changes moment-to-moment that lead to greatness. What’s one small step you’ll take in a positive direction today?