I posted this earlier this week on my other blog on my Women with Grit website. I think it fits here nicely this week as well. We all have "bad" days and days when life gets the best of us. Yet I know for me, "the show must go on". How do I do it? Keep reading to find out.
Last night, I got about 3 hours less sleep than I normally do. There are some things on my mind today, which are causing me to find myself fairly distracted.
Low energy and low emotions make it hard to focus and feel productive.
Yet, the reality is, that there are lots of days like this. Our lives are not perfect. In fact they are full of things that could derail us if we let them. A few times today it did derail me. Yet I persevered. I kept at it. At the end of the day, I have done most of what I intended to do today.
See, I have this desire, and maybe you do to, to be exceptional at what I do.
Know where you are going
Always have your goals and vision in mind. When you know what you are working towards and heading for, it’s easier to keep a bit of energy and excitement towards it, even when the reserves are low.
I completed my renewal application today for my ICF Credentials as Certified Coach. I am very proud of my coach training and the coaching I do. I also am clear that I am working towards becoming a Master Certified Coach. Seeing how far I’ve come and how firmly I am on the right path was motivation to keep moving through my day.
You continue on. When your mind wanders, you bring it back. When you get lost on something for a few minutes, you catch yourself and you bring it back. Be persistent with yourself. Life is up to us. We have to decide what we want and go after it. That requires hard work some times. If you are riding a bike up a hill, you have to just keep going. There are no real “tricks” to getting there. There are strategies around gears and body position yes. But ultimately, the biker needs to put in the hard work.
I always go back to my plan. My Omnifocus has clearly laid out what I am to be working on each day. In the way I set it up, it guides me and tells me I need to post a blog today. I didn’t have to think about what to do. I just have to do the work. Build strategies to help you persevere through challenging days.
An athlete doesn’t give up working out simply because of an injury, he just works his body in a different way. There were some things on my schedule today that I didn’t do. I didn’t have the energy or focus for them. So I adjusted and will do them tomorrow or the next day.
This morning I re-evaluated my day. I prioritized what was an absolute that needed to be done, and what was an “I hope to get done”. I made sure the absolute things got done. I saved my energy for the on-line training I did because my clients matter most to me. They need me at my best. Some of the others things, got draft quality…and will get upgraded, on a good day.
Stay focused. Be persistent. Adjust when need be, but keep moving forward. You will reach your goal!
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