"Insanity" - doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results
I used to subconsciously believe that I was taking the necessary steps to change my life. But then it hit me. I was doing just enough to get by, and I wasn't actually changing anything, especially how I thought.
Before I started running, I used to frequently think, "I really need to exercise," but I wouldn't take the consistent steps to make it happen. Then I would feel guilty for not working out. Is that not the silliest thing?! I mean, why not just DO what I know I need to do and get it over with, right? lol. Ah, hindsight....
So how did I make running a part of my lifestyle? I started out small. I set a goal to run at least once a week, but if I didn't get a run in, I wouldn't guilt-trip myself - I would just get it in the following week. Pretty soon, running became a joy instead of a chore on my neverending to-do list, and now it is a passion.
But what if I hadn't started running? Where would I be now? I shudder to even think about it. Certainly not moving forward with my goals in all areas of my life, and definitely not nearly as disciplined or confident.
I used to despise running long distance. Now I love it. I simply took one small step after another and those seemingly insignificant steps opened up doors that I never knew were closed.
What doors of opportunity are you allowing to remain closed because of your daily choices?