It is so much easier to focus on what we have not yet achieved, than what is already ours.
The very essence of life on Earth is growth (and decay).
Life is in constant progress, and in order to maintain momentum and stay strong along the way, you MUST acknowledge all that you achieve each day.
This will increase your motivation and reinforce your “why” daily, making you progressively stronger by embedding the reasons why you started on the journey in the first place.
Our client Susan never used to track her successes: she was always SO forward focused that she always saw the glass half empty.
This often resulted in a feeling of discouragement and dissatisfaction.
By practicing daily gratitude and actually writing down her goals and tracking the results, she’s transformed her approach, becoming more optimistic and now actually achieves more than ever in all areas of her life!
If you do not acknowledge your progress and only ever focus on what more you need to do, sooner or later you will start to feel overwhelmed.
You may even resent yourself and then it becomes very easy to make excuses and give up.
Make time every single day to notice all the good things that are going on in your life right now.
Be grateful to the universe for the opportunities and gifts it has already brought to you and most importantly, thank yourself for everything you did and accomplished the previous day.
Start the day as you mean to go on, with a full, happy and optimistic heart, and even the toughest challenges will be more bearable.