Let’s pretend you are starting a new ‘program’.
- You have done some homework and the program seems to be what you want right now.
- You have done some background and its not a fake program.
- You put your money down,
- sign on the dotted line and
- say to yourself “This time it’s going to work for good!”
- And a few weeks later you are frustrated.
For most of us out there, we have done this many times. And even though we failed to complete the program, we will inevitably do it again.
“The Program” can be just about any program. A program to get more social media attention, a new business startup program, a way to make more money on the side, or even a weight loss program. The whole idea of signing up for a new program is great. It shows that you are ready, willing and able to be a lifelong learner. When your mind is still learning, you will continue to expand your horizons and grow as a person. And that is a great thing. But, it can also be more than that. It can be a sign that you are not satisfied with where you are in life and that can be both a good and bad thing.
So as you start that new program maybe it’s time to have a new thought; maybe, just maybe you don’t have to believe in the outcome, you have to believe in the steps.
I know that may sound a little backward, but if you are trying yet again to start another program,
why not try something really new, like a new mindset.
It may actually be time to stop with the old thinking that has gotten you to the same place and try new thinking and new ideas, after all, isn’t that what you signed up for?
Most of us are stuck in a rut. We want to get out of that rut, we really do. We are willing to try something new, but as soon as our own self-doubt starts to appear, we fall right back into the same patterns as before and we fail or just stop.
I am just as guilty as you at this. Even though we want to change. Even though more than anything to get out of this rut, we simply slide back each and every time.
There is good news though. If you are still reading this then you, like me, are still willing to take the risk and try yet again. As long as I am still willing to see that the change I want is possible, then I am still willing to try.
So, here is my advice; that new ‘program’ you are starting, this time, jump in with both feet. You don’t have to drink the whole jug of kool-aid, just drink what they tell you. Don’t second-guess the process, just do the steps. One small change at a time. One day at a time. One small action at a time. Or a big action, whatever action the program tells you.
If you are taking the time, money, and effort for a new program, do what they tell you!! That is not really that complicated. Just do what you are told. Whoever made that program has put a whole lot of work into it. You liked it enough to sign up, so do the program. If at the end of the program, you haven’t succeeded the way you had hoped, you can honestly say that you gave it your best shot, but if you don’t do just as the program says, you don’t actually know if that program works for you. You may be able to look back to where you started and actually see the progress that you didn’t expect. So stick with it. You can do it!! We, here at Q4fit believe in you!!
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews