Thursday, December 10, 2009
How to make progress
Progress not Perfection.....
How many times do I, or others feel like we are not getting to that "perfect" body fast enough?
We have to remember that we are making progress, every week, every day, and every hour. Our body is very smart and it is easier to slack off and let it get comfortable then to make progress. But YOU can do it, keep the momentum of progress and you will get results.
When it comes to "perfection" leave that to form.
It is more effective to have great form then quantity, so keep that in mind when you think you want to crank out a bunch of moves thinking they will get you more results.
The same thing is true you your life. Lets say you make a job change and your thinking how great its going to be. Lets face it, its new and all NEW things are great. You are learning and using parts of your brain you have not before or in a while and you are excited! Then you get started and you are making progress... but you are not making as much progress as you thought you would, or you have not seen the results you wanted yet.
You know as you do this you have to remember, you are not perfect...so don't think "perfection" here either. Its just that you may have a learning curve, you may have to find others to help you succeed, and you may even have slower progress then you thought because of time limitations, or organizations skills or even motivation.
So think progress.....
Change is HUGE and so is progress so try to remember that. Everyone is given the same amount of time in the day, its what you do with it, how you use it that makes a difference in progress. When you strive for perfection in anything you set a very high standard that may never be reached.
You can make progress in baby steps or big steps that choice is yours. One thing I recommend is that you don't try to make progress in many things at once. The reason is energy goes where focus is, and when you have too many things to focus on it can be exhusting on your energy level as well as frustrating.
So track what you are doing, look at your progress and even though it may not be "perfection", it is getting you where you want to go, and what you want.
Think progress not perfection...