The Beginning is Always the Hardest!

April 19, 2016

beginningHow many times have you started something only to feel like giving up within a matter of days or months?  What happens to de-rail our hopes and dreams? Many of you may be feeling defeated at this very moment because you have goals and dreams that you haven’t accomplished yet. You may have given up too easily because the road got challenging or you lost hope. Or maybe you’re celebrating a huge accomplishment because you saw the challenge through and succeeded!! How great does it feel to persevere and reach that goal you set?!?

Well the other night I got this message in my fortune cookie and it just made me smile:)  If you’re like me, when things get tough, the tough gets going!! I don’t look at anything as impossible…if I want it, I’ll find a way to get it!  I think I learned that from my parents who set the example and always told us we could be anything and do anything with our lives. I also know it takes support, mentors, coaches and friends to cheer you on, hold you accountable and be your strength/voice of reason when you feel like giving up.

This message made me smile because it was only a couple years ago that I was taking a bold leap to becoming an entrepreneur and sharing my passion for health and fitness. During the first few months there were many moments of doubt, fear and uncertainty.  However, I would remind myself of the dreams and goals God had given me and decided I wouldn’t stop pursuing more–helping more people get healthy, helping more people reach their goals, helping more people find hope, helping more people experience that feeling of accomplishment.

If you’re going through some tough stuff right now, remember the beginning is ALWAYS the hardest!  Whether that’s a new business venture, a new program you’ve started to reach your health/fitness goals, or a new job. It takes time to
develop new habits or build a business. You have to strengthen those roots so that you can blossom and flourish.  That doesn’t happen overnight!

One day I saw this quote and I just loved it!  “The temptation to QUIT will be greatest just before you are about to SUCCEED.” So, if you feel like giving up, DON’T!!! Success is right around the corner and it just takes continued determination. Do not give up! I’m sure happy I didn’t give up 🙂

 

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