Take a careful look at the date circled in the picture. Many of you know that I’m in the middle of a year that I’ve picked to do strategic surgery on my life. I’ve started calling it “A Year Worth Tracking”. As you can see in the pic, I originally started last February before I lost focus and got distracted with life at the end of March. I did two more months of intense inner work and then re-started my Year Worth Tracking in June.
It’s now been 8 months of consistent tracking and consistent focus. Holy moly, if this binder could talk. Actually, it does talk!! The data tells me the exact, detailed, precise story of cause & effect. What I put in vs. what I get out.
I haven’t been a machine in all areas for all 8 months. One area in particular has been super pathetic. But the fact that I’ve never stopped tracking it, even when I don’t like where I”m holding, has been EXTREMELY eye-opening for me.
I still have four months to go, and honestly I feel like I’m not even close to full stride yet. But here’s what I can tell you from my own analysis 2/3 of the way through my year:
- I didn’t bust out of the gate at full speed. I started ugly.
- It took me a LONG time to hit momentum. But I just kept going until I hit it.
- The beginning (and middle) had (have) a lot of ugly parts. MOST days don’t LOOK SuperHuman.
- There’s only ONE piece that I feel makes it SuperHuman material: the consistency. The Never Say Die mentality.
I am too stubborn to quit, even on the bad days. If it’s been an extra gross day, I just go to bed. I’ve stopped the poor pitiful me drama and sob stories to even my closet friends, family, husband, and even myself. I do not allow myself to breathe even one word of toxic talk. I’ve learned to release it through my pores. Suppressing it leads to bitterness, and speaking about it only gives it more life. If I feel really defeated, I just shut up, suck it up, and go to bed. I always, ALWAYS feel fresh and ready to start over by the morning. (There has only been ONE morning where I woke up feeling a sense of dread and loathing in regard to my situation and goals. I forced myself through my meditations anyway and then DRUG myself to the treadmill. On the treadmill I listened to a podcast that got my mind, heart, and will back on point. By the time I got off the treadmill, I was back in my game.)
I have a hunch that my results and consistency from the last 1/3 of this “Year Worth Tracking” are going to be where the magic happens. Where the synergy kicks in and I see the real fruits.
So y’all. What’s the morale of the story? Start Ugly. Keep Going. Get Better As You go. Suck it up when needed. Quit whining. Quit quitting. Starting is always the hardest part. Until you start, and then continuing is the hardest part. Moving beyond mediocrity is NEVER easy. But when you cross the divide and you’re able to look back…no one ever in the history of humanity has EVER regretted it.
Sending you lots of SuperHuman-fueled love today,