Yesterday was a BBQ b-day party for my Bro-in-Law in Northport. The day before we just hung out at home. We went for a walk and Alyssa took out her new bike. She’s still getting used to riding it.
She’s only 6 and she doesn’t exactly have what you would call powerful legs. She was kind of hesitant with riding. She’d ride for a bit and then stop. When she re-started she couldn’t get herself going. She’d be stuck on a little bump in the road. She kept asking me to give her a push to get her going.
Thankfully, I explained to Alyssa that if she would simply keep pedaling she’d be able to keep going. In a matter of minutes she was able to continue pedaling. Most importantly, she was thrilled!
Many people make the same two mistakes. They start on something and then they stop. The biggest problem with this is they never capitalize on the momentum they need to succeed. Momentum can be your best friend if you learn to harness it. To succeed in any area, you need to string a whole bunch of your best days together. How many is a “bunch?” It depends. The point is to embrace the process. Success rewards the persistent. Most people give up right before they were going to make it. Starting and stopping and starting and stopping takes a tremendous amount of energy. Who knows how much time you lose each time you stop! So what you didn’t lose the exact amount of weight you wanted. You will. Just keep going. I think the benefits you’ll get from being consistent will far outweigh any result on a scale anyway! Decide you are going to do the one thing all successful people in any area know. Consistency is king!