I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

One day at a time

on September 25, 2013

Carolina's butterfly2Setting goals is easy.  All you have to do is make some plans and determine when you will reach your goal.  Trying to reach a goal can be difficult.  You know where you want to go and how to get there, but it seems so far away.

Have you been in any of these situations?

  • trying to lose 50 pounds by summer which is 6 months away and by Valentine’s Day, you can’t resist all those chocolates
  • trying to stop smoking by your birthday which is 10 months away and you get so stressed out in a few weeks that you just give up
  • trying to stop biting your nails so you can get them done for a wedding in a couple of months, but you keep forgetting
  • trying to save money for a car, but as soon as you get paid, you spend it all

Instead of focusing on the end result and when you want to achieve your goal, just focus on one day at a time.  Promise yourself that you will work on your goal just for today.  Most people can manage one day.  It is so much easier than thinking about something that might or might not happen weeks or months down the road.

Promise that:

  • I will eat healthy today
  • I will not smoke today
  • I will not bite my nails today
  • I will not spend money on anything that isn’t necessary today

Once you get through today, you can make the same promise tomorrow, and again the next day and the next day.  It gets easier as you go along and soon you will have created a brand new habit that comes naturally.  Believe me, I know some people who have followed this simple rule and they have conquered some really bad habits, including myself.  It is even easier if you have the support of family and friends.

Try it.  Just one day at a time……



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