You know today I was hanging out with my family, doing the kinds of things you do on a relaxing Saturday afternoon… AND THEN IT HIT ME!!!…………. ‘I’VE GOT TO BLOG TODAY!!!’ It almost slipped my mind about my commitment to blog everyday for 2011 and I’ve gotta say that I think it was because it’s the weekend, and I was having such a good time!
That ‘almost slip’ made me realize how easy it is for us to ‘slip back’ into old habits we are trying to break, and how just ‘making’ the commitment isn’t enough. If the plan is to succeed then there HAS TO BE A PLAN!! Once I realized that I had almost forgotten, I put a reminder in my phone right away, and began thinking about what I wanted to talk about today. Then as my night wore on (I’m a night time blogger) I kept reminding myself, and envisioning myself behind the computer typing away and hitting publish before the clock strikes midnight!
And there… voila… it’s done. My commitment wasn’t to write and incredible earth chattering ‘Aha’ moment making blog every day, it was to just share my thoughts through my blog everyday for 2011, and that’s what I’ve done!
p.s. I guess the point of my last few sentences (above) was just to stress how important it is not to put more pressure on ourselves that is really unnecessary. We can’t treat every task we have to do in the day like it’s the most important task, otherwise we probably won’t get around to doing that much. Hope this thought helps to encourage someone to give themselves a break every now and again, and not expect GREATNESS every time… (Leave the GREATNESS making to God… lol)
Ok… night night!!!