“By investigating how someone got somewhere, we are more likely to see the achievement as hard-won and our own chances as more plausible.” – Ellen Langer, Mindfulness
I DIDN’T HAVE THAT OUTCOME when I started on my health journey to #lose100lbs. I simply did not want to remain where I was.
🏃🏼♀️ When I started running, I didn’t have thoughts about doing everything I did to make it to complete an ultramarathon. I started because I drove past the woman who was running that had a look of peace.
🏋️♀️ When I started lifting weights, my only outcome was to get stronger so that my body could weather more things. I did not immediately set my sights on competing in a bodybuilding competition.
I went step-by-step down a paved road that I was creating.
- 🧱 I woke up.
- 🧱 Ate well.
- 🧱 Moved my body.
- 🧱 Strengthened my mind.
- 🧱 Rested.
And repeated to do that day after day for over 10 years now.
Over the course of time, I have done things that the person I was 10 years ago had never planned for and she would be elated to know that she would one day reach.
🧱 Focus on the day-to-day.
Try not to limit yourself to set outcomes.
The journey may lead you outside of your current comprehension. 💎
“People can imagine themselves taking steps, while great heights seem entirely forbidding. A process orientation not only sharpens our judgment, it makes us feel better about ourselves. A purely outcome orientation can take the joy out of life.” – Ellen Langer