In the Flow with Healing Waters

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Push through it

When was the last time you tried something new for the first time?

Were you good at it? Were you satisfied with the results? More importantly, will you try it again?

Have you ever heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?” 

Let’s say that you decide to take up a new sport, and you are really interested in it and you’re committed to giving it a try. You get the equipment needed and head out for your first experience. You have fun, but you didn’t do as well as you wanted to. Now you get to evaluate and decide if you’re going to give it another shot, or call it quits. Just because your first try was less than what you anticipated, if you keep showing up, by day 30, you’re going to see and feel improvement. It just depends on how hard you want to push through the hard part, if you truly like the sport, and how committed you are. 

You’re finally going to join a gym and get in shape. Again, you’re committed to this idea. With your membership, you get a few one on one instructions with a trainer. After your first session with the trainer, you don’t notice much except for some soreness. You go back a few more times and aren’t noticing any physical changes. You anticipated some changes and got discouraged and had to make that conscious decision of pushing through to the next session, or calling it quits. What will day 30 look like if you follow the plan and keep going? Are you willing to push through and stick with your commitment?

Years ago, I joined Weight Watchers. What I really appreciated about that plan is how they broke it down to losing 5 pounds at a time. It made it doable and not so overwhelming. It helped me to push through to keep going and I was proud of my progress. When we make things manageable for ourselves, you are setting yourself up for success and accomplishment.    

Whenever we try something new for the first time, we aren’t always good at it, and that’s okay because we are learning, discovering and playing with something new. Making a commitment to whatever it is you’re trying is helpful as well. To me, making a commitment to something new is like a contract with myself that I’m going to give it my best shot. Pushing through and giving something new a chance might surprise you if you just try it for 30 days. 

Push through it in the flow,