A while back I gave myself a challenge and it was a few days, maybe a week or so before I actually accepted the challenge but I did. I mentioned in the post where I shared the challenge that I was going to be keeping a log about the journey this challenge would be. I wasn’t sure at the time how I was going to do it. I just knew that I wanted to be able to share real thoughts that I had through this process. This was to both share with people about my journey and goal achieving, but also to help me. I wanted to motivate myself to keep on doing this challenge.
I decided when I started to actually do the short work out that I would keep track on a piece of paper tapped to my bathroom mirror. I also tapped a page above that and with each tally mark I wrote one line. Some days I squeezed in as much as I could others I just wrote 3 large words. I want to share that log with you now.
- It does not matter when you start, just that you start.
- Starting is the hardest and scariest part of the journey but needed. (I also wrote see twitter for 2.2.15, which says, “One day I will be able to submit someone in a fight, today is not that day, but it was a learning day closer”)
- Change, goals, and dreams don’t happen overnight, work towards them day after day.
- Convincing yourself you’re worth the work is work but worth it.
- Little by little and step by step is what it takes to see massive changes.
- By pushing yourself to do something you don’t think you can do you may find out you can.
- Fighting for tomorrow mean giving up you’re today. Also there is 2 parts of you the cannot and the can learn how to make the can side win. (That was after a 2 am workout, because I stayed out late with my friends)
- If you know how you learn, you will learn more. (This was a class day.)
- Working for what you want will pay off if you are constant.
- You know you’ve found your thing when the pain is worth it. (This was followed by a side note of “yay, chokes. :-)”)
- Sometimes you just need to take way the options, make your step towards success mandatory.
- Starting is the worst, it’s hard and sucks, but shows you what you can do. Stick with it. You got this.
- I may be tired; I may not be clever, but I am doing what I set out to do.
- Your goals should be fun, educational and worth the pain. (This was another class day.)
- Making a goal a need makes it easier to do, even if it’s by force.
- Friends should make the goals easier. (This should be a class day note.)
- It’s getting easier.
- You know you’re doing something different and hard when you start to question seeming random choices in your life.
- I guess some days you just do and not learn.Doing is valuable too
- Some days you just have to make time. It’s worth it.
- Pushing yourself forward is just walking on a path or journey towards your goals. (This was a class day, also.)
- You can do anything as long as you work for it.
- People will notice your efforts. Keep on to show yourself your efforts. (This was a class day, I know because people are starting to see my efforts in class. I don’t yet see my improvements, though. I still feel like a newbie who knows nothing.)
- Strength is worked at not given.
- You can still work even if you are tired. It will be more of an accomplishment.
- Sometimes realizing it’s the last part of the day makes the rest worth it.
You can see some days I was stereotypical in my motivation, other days it was more aimed towards keeping track of my main thought. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you think.