As I've shared recently there's been a ton going on in my life.
-Brand development and mentally being in a place where I'm ready to take Driven Day to the next level.
- Working on my running goals.
- Planning a Bar Mitzvah
- Moving to Miami
-Regular life: kids birthdays, end of year presents for teachers, doctors appointments...
With that, the only way this'll happen and be a win all around is if I'm properly organized, and more importantly mentally grounded.
Below are a list of some helpful quotes/affirmations/thoughts that have helped me a lot mentally.
1. "ANYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG COULD ALSO GO RIGHT?"
This one is especially true when I wake up at 3 am with a pain in leg wondering if an injury for running is getting worse. Or if a child expresses a fear with the move and I become a nervous mom and scared they'll have a hard adjustment.
Maybe though, that injury will heal in a day, and I'll run my next race super fast. Maybe my kids will make friendships super easily and come home raving about camp? This helps with anxiety a lot. When I go down a twisty slope of worst case scenario, I try to remember there's also a "best case scenario".
2. CONSISTENCY IS KEY BUT NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINK
When it comes to business, habits, or goals in general, it's consistency that'll make or break you.
What they don't say, is how long that consistency is supposed to go for. The reality is, I have massive dreams for my company but the truth is, I've only been in for 5-6 years. That's a LONG time to be consistent and constantly working on something. Consistency may actually need to happen for even longer, maybe 5 more years. There's no time frame for the amount of persistence you need. And, you're never done.
Runners have run for ages to achieve where they are now. They weren't developing habits for a year, or two. But for a lifetime.
I've seen success when I continued to be persistent and pushed. On the day to the day and regular tasks. Remembering that "Rome wasn't built in a day" is a helpful reminder.
3. "THE MAN DIDN'T GET TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN BY FALLING THERE."
This is my ultimate favorite quote that I've lived with for a long time. You've got to work for what you want, there's no easy way through, and at the end of the day, luck isn't method of success, hard work is and belief in a higher purpose is.
4. I'VE FOCUSED A LOT ON PRAYER AND BELIEF IN G-D.
Reading books of inspirational stories in Belief in G-d, podcasts, and setting aside time each to day to talk to Hashem (g-d) had been a necessity. We can't do it alone and as a proactive person this one is really something I'm working on. But I've seen such a relief and calmness when I work on this and make it a daily priority.
5. "MAKE DECISIONS TODAY THAT GET YOU CLOSER TO YOUR GOAL TOMORROW."
This one is pretty self explanatory and I definitely feel that sometimes the best choice, or the choice that will long term bring you to where you want isn't always the easiest. But as long as we take each day with this approach, a hard business decision, bad run, or tantrum from a kid, shows us the best decision isn't always the simplest.
A FEW OTHER TIPS AND TRICKS THAT HAVE HELPED:
- All the lists!
- Take it one day at a time.
- Take the help and support people offer (watching your kids, inviting you to a meal).
- Take care of yourself.