It’s been a couple days, and for me, that means a couple days where I set off the tempo for the rest of my project. These first few days are important, because they are the days that decide whether you make it or break it. For your own individual goals, whether they are to become more aware or anything else that is important to you, the first days are the most important.
Some say it takes 20 days of doing something to make it a habit. I say it can take no more than a couple dedicated days and a healthy dose of determination. After those first few days, it becomes easier. After each day after that, it requires less and less focus. It is not a constant, difficult struggle through the 20 days, but a struggle through a few days and then, well, a little less each day.
If these first few days have been hard for you, don’t give up. I’ve made that mistake too many times, and it get’s you nowhere. Don’t take a break and restart. That doesn’t help anyone. No, just keep working. It doesn’t matter if you have failed for 20 days in a row, just get one day in, one good day, and you have already one more than half the battle. And, if you fail the next day, it doesn’t matter, as long as you get back up.
I’m in the same boat, guys. I’ve had less than a 50% success rate with my awareness practice. But I’m continuing to try. I’m not going to give up, and neither should you.
Cheers to a more attainable future! We can build a world where our goals are in reach, where we can become who we want to become. It doesn’t take much, only a few, good days.