Over the last 6 months, I’ve fallen off track of my parenting intentions, my morning routine, my business goals and more but I’ll spare you.
The thing is – we all fall off track. This includes those very motivated people who seem like they are on top of everything. As humans, we don’t always keep a steady path on our true north.
I tell myself – it is all part of the journey. The deviations remind me that I am human, and being human is a what this life is all about. Falling off track also brings me new experiences that feed into whatever it is I am doing.
Sometimes, not doing the thing reminds me how it feels to not be doing it and reinvigorates me making me even more motivated.
Falling off track can also be a heads up that I need a break or that I need to re-evaluate and realign my goal.
What it does NOT mean is that I am a failure. The falling, re-aligning and getting back on track is all part of the journey. Though I may certainly feel like a failure, I truly believe that at no point in the journey are any of us actually failing.
So the next time you stop doing the thing you are trying to do, remember that the act of falling off track actually contributes to the journey – it never detracts from it.
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