It being January, there are a lot of people out there trying to make improvements to their lives in the areas of health, wellness, and self-improvement. While they come out of the gate excited and ready to make changes, most people won’t make it out of January before throwing in the towel saying it is just too hard. I’m not here to tell you it is easy, because it is hard to change but all you need to is ninety days.
I want you to think ahead to ninety days from now. Where will you be? What will it look like? What will you gain from sticking with your plan to improve? What will you lose, both good and bad? The first few days and weeks will be the honey-moon period. You’ll feel optimistic and excited, even telling people you otherwise wouldn’t of your intentions. Anyone can do that! What separates the ones who succeed from the ones who fail is the twenty to sixty day period. This is when you’re initial excitement begins to wain. The self-doubt and questioning of your plan begins to settle in- “Can I really do this?” and “Should I do this?”, swirl in your head. This is the championship drive period. This is when you burn the boats because there is no turning back. There is no backup plan. There is no excuse to be made. There is only you growing to the person you set out to become.
If you bear down and make it through you will come out a mentally stronger and more disciplined person. You will begin to acquire self-confidence in yourself, becoming an unstoppable force that can achieve all that you wish to. You walk taller. Speak clearer. You give a firm, memorable handshake. You like who you see in the mirror.
Every great journey begins with a single step, ninety days away.