Day #005: Progress Not Perfection

Hopefully you have started your Goal(s) to conquer for 2016. Your plan should be to achieve these and to be bigger and better than your were before. BUT, you’re not going to be perfect. You never will be!  But the more you progress, the more you keep to your goal(s), the further you will advance! It’s about the PROGRESS not perfection.

Believe in yourself, take action and just see what you are capable of!

Things won’t always go as planned and that’s OK. You see it is better to progress than to not at all. You will never be perfect, but you can work towards it. Even if you progress a little, this is a single step closer to getting to your goal. Things will happen that are out of your control, and they will muck up my idea of the perfect day or progress towards your goal. But the real focus should be on the fact that, even if you are not making perfect progress, you are still out there, you are still taking action towards your end game. Whether it be that you are taking baby steps or large leaps. Each day is progress, so do not stop. 

Wise Words of Neila Rey:

If you have control over your body you have control over your life, the kind of control no one can take away from you. Every time you complete a training session, you add to your mental toughness, your ability to face hardship and power through; and that eventually becomes your identity. The attitude and the resilience you’ve put into training, becomes the driving force that pushes you upstream and through – towards the things you want and not the ones that just float by. 

As noted by Neila, every time you complete a training session, or in this case complete another action towards your goal, you are developing and growing your mental toughness and your ability to face hardship and power through the next obstacle. 

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

It is crucial you stay consistent, persistent and focus on making a form of progress. Too often people become so overwhelmed with not being perfect, that they give up altogether. So no matter what – make sure you are striving for progress each day, whether or not it feels to be perfect progress or not. To make this year the best it can be, to make you the greatest you can be, you will need to be as noted – consistent and persistent for progress.