“The strength was always in you. All you had to do was find it.”
– Katherine Givens
1) Sometimes the Fastest Way to Get to Your Destination Is by Slowly Taking Small Steps
There is no need to hurry if it leads to a complete stop in the middle of the road. Let’s say you want to exercise and get in shape. But you have not been to the gym in a couple of years. So now if you decide to go every day and invest an hour and a half or two hours in your workout – you may continue for a week or two, but you end up exhausting the resources of your body and spirit. One day you will find some excuse to not go. The same will happen the next day and as a result you will stop fighting with yourself. But if you take a different approach you will get into the positive habit of physical exercise and eventually you’ll crave that feeling of healthy energy in your body.
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2) By Just Taking It Easier and Giving Yourself Rewarding Gifts You Will Get to the Desired Goal
In the beginning you force yourself to go twice a week for thirty minutes, promising to get a healthy ice-cream on your way back, which is not the same as the one you used to treat yourself with, but is pretty darn close. Next week you add one more day, in a month you sometimes feel like adding fifteen more minutes, and already after a year you wait for your gym day, you enjoy your hour training and have a couple of sets of very nice looking sportswear.
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If you take the same approach in almost everything, having the ultimate goal of creating a habit, you will go very far by moving slowly.