Don't Let the Downfalls Derail You, No Matter What You Are Doing
I used to be in great shape. Somewhere along the line I lost my motivation and excuse after excuse keep me more and more sedentary. I think I'm beyond that now. How do I know? Last night I was walking down a flight of stairs to get my work out shoes. I was dressed and ready for the gym. I lost my footing and my rear end landed on the last three steps as I fell down them. OUCH! It hurt like I hit my funny bone. What a great excuse this would've been to stay home and NOT work out. Instead, I let the pain subside for five minutes and decided that working out would be good to stave off any stiffness that would result from the fall. Had I thought I was seriously injured, I wouldn't have. I was simply really sore and have a monster bruise this morning to prove it.
I've been like this in every other part of my life for years, particularly my real estate career. I don't let the downfalls hit me hard. When they happen, I dig in and find new ways of generating business, or of simply motivating myself. Now, I'm happy to see that mindset has gotten hold of me when it comes to getting back into shape.
The main reason we succeed at things is our mindset. Negativity and excuses are the medicine of those who don't succeed. Creativity and the ability to move forward in spite of obstacles is at the core of a winner. We all face the unknown, the painful and the depressing. It's how we handle it that defines who we are.