I’ll be sure to get back to the regularly scheduled Training Tip of the Week soon – once these eyes are back to being 100% and I can see the camera that’s for sure! For today, let’s welcome another fabulous Monday!
In the era we live in, everything seems to be fast-paced. We’re all used to handling multiple tasks, projects, to-dos all at once. While it’s admirable just HOW MUCH we can accomplish by multi-tasking and managing our time well so we fit it ALL in, we also have to take the time to REALIZE THE POWER OF ONE.
Let me elaborate on a mantra I’ve been repeating over and over again in my head myself to create more focus and, hopefully and in turn, more success in my life.
I remember reading a post from my friend, Carla, about MONO-TASKING. It put things into perspective for me at the time – I was so busy trying to do everything and do that all at once, that I never seemed to settle down or enjoy any moments of quiet. Priorities in life were not balanced and I was causing myself more stress than harm. I was more chaotic way back when, but still had a bit of improvement to make in the realm of squeezing it all in.
As I’ve begun to shift my focus from myself and more unto others, I found myself having to preach a different practice that I told them about. Whenever someone wanted to lose weight, or run a race they hadn’t before, or get stronger with Insanity – I would tell them to take things ONE step at a time. ONE is a powerful number, and yet it seems so singular to most – literally.
ONE … day, inch, week, moment, habit, pound, rep, meal, recipe, hour... you name it….ONE at a time, shows us more of what we’ve accomplished than expecting bunches and bunches at once!
I mean, think about it: If you were to notice you lost an inch off of your waist, but you didn’t celebrate that. You thought to yourself “Well, I still have 4 more to go to get to my goal.” Where is the positivity or motivation in that??
Credit should be given for any step in the right direction! Some people may disagree when I say that “Being OVERWHELMED is a CHOICE” but what I mean is that you choose how much you take on. If you lessen these high expectations of yourself to get it ALL done and at ONCE, you can appreciate your efforts and those successes you’ve achieved ONE by ONE instead of thinking you haven’t done enough or always feel swamped by your own standards.
So, celebrate those steps! Realize the Power of ONE in your life – in the goals you’ve set for yourself!
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