What a great way to start the week with a Rick Roll! Just kidding.
Giving up is such an easy thing to do. Whether it’s sticking to a rigorous exercise plan, watching what you eat, or dealing with all the laws and regulations of managing a start up business. It also be giving up on writing a blog post because you aren’t a writer or feel that there isn’t anything interesting to blog about. It’s hard to stick through the trials, the pain, and struggles that go with anything. Giving up relinquishes you from all the responsibility and duty. However when you give up you’re left with an emptiness, a sense of failure, and with nothing.
If you’ve been following my posts on Instagram I’ve been following the 100 pushups plan. The goal is to do 100 consecutive push ups in a row. It is an intense program! I haven’t done something like this before, but thought about setting myself up to do something crazy like this. Starting out I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but after reading the guide and following the systems they have in place it would be simple to follow.
Having failed at various exercise plans I decided to kick my emotions from reaching my goal. I have a system to help me get there. I scheduled myself 3 times a week to do this at a certain time and place with the 100 push ups app reminding me set me up for success. No matter how I felt that day I had to do it to reach my end goal: 100 push ups in a row. Yes it’s tough, yes it hurts somedays, and yes there are times where I wanted to stop and delay my workout session. However, the system the program has created helps me get into motion to reach my goal. I haven’t reached my goal yet, but I will. I’ll let you know when I do.
Your emotions will tell you that you can’t, you’re not good enough, and that you won’t make it. The system you set up will tell you that you can do it, follow these steps, your goal is in reach. Create your system, follow it, and you will see results.
Major props to mom who also isn’t giving up. All the chemo side effects are hitting her at the same time, but she’s still kicking. My mom bragged to me the other day that she finally beat me in a shortest hair contest. If that’s not winning I don’t know what is.
P.S. This is an awesome quote that I’ve stumbled upon.
Hasta la vista.