Okay, so this post is a little out of the norm, a little more personal than the regular posts, but I’ve been wanting to do this type of post for a while now, to switch things up and maybe start some conversations…so, let me know what you think, K? 🙂
Have you ever seen that episode of “How I Met Your Mother” where they point out each others annoying habits and afterwards they are hyper aware of themselves doing these annoying habits? For some reason this episode has always stood out to me and last week I had one of those “ah-ha” moments that made me think about it again.
As I had previously mentioned, I have been meeting with a life coach every other week and at our last meeting we discussed what is keeping me from treating this blog like a business. As we were talking about this it occurred to me that I have a really bad habit of just stopping everything once I get overwhelmed with it and therefore it never progresses.
I’ve always been aware that I have a tendency to live in the future, not so much planning for it, but just constantly wondering about it and I feel like that is playing a major part in this little revelation of mine. I can’t seem to focus on the small picture for too long, I get overwhelmed with the big picture and then I just give up…clearly not forever since I’m still plugging away at this blog, but for the short term. And stopping for the short term just always ends up setting me back.
It’s been a weird thing to process and at the same time refreshing because as I noticed it happening today, I decided to just step back and focus on what needed to be done today, or even just right at that moment. Did I get as much done as I wanted to today, no, but at least I realized what I was doing and was able to complete a few things rather then giving up on it all.
Sometimes being hyper aware of our behaviors and/or habits is a good thing, if nothing else, it allows us to grow and hopefully change what needs to be changed in order to move forward.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out”