It was about the journey, not an endgame.

“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

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