It is day six of the New Year. You made resolutions. You have been doing pretty well. You are on the right track — good job.
Maybe today feels different. Today, doing the right thing feels like a chore. You don’t feel like doing it.
Do it anyway.
How you feel about doing something does not affect your ability to do it.
Listen, you have already made the decision about what you were going to do. Now it’s about showing up and taking that action. You won’t regret doing the right thing. You will regret letting yourself off the hook.
The biggest problem with regret is the negative self-talk that comes with it. The negativity turns into excuses, lying to you, telling you the goal was stupid to begin with, telling you it wasn’t the right time, or that you can’t do it anyway. So you quit because of one of these lies.
Don’t quit. Whatever goal you set out to accomplish, it’s worth it. You are worth it, and you owe it to yourself to take action even though you don’t feel like it.
One more note, don’t beat yourself up. That regret, that negative self-talk in your head when you don’t “do it anyway” is a lie. Don’t listen. Keep going.
Imagine how you are going to feel at the end of this month knowing you didn’t quit or knowing that you missed a day and got back on track. I promise you it’s going to feel good.