I had an interesting thought today about drawing lines in the sand. I believe as you move through life you have to constantly draw lines in the sand. You get to a stage where you can't continue like you are going at the present moment so you change and you do things differently and then as you start doing things differently you change and you start seeing results. Trust me, it is a great feeling.
However, and this is a big however, you can get bogged down in these changes and you need to make more changes. For example you may have created some good habits going to the gym regularly but your routine might have become stale once you get there, so you have to draw another line in the sand and do things differently.
You need to apply this to every area in your life. You may have made changes and that is great. You may see the benefits and results of those changes and that is really great however at some stage you may find that you might be slipping back into those old habits that you had when you first made the initial changes.
What do you do when you see those things happening or feel them happening?
You need to take a step back, have a good think and really refocus on what you are doing and what you want to achieve. You need to think about some of the reasons why you want to get to where you want to be, prepare yourself and put the foot down and go again.
I tell you it will happen again and what you need to do is recognise it for what it is and slowly change it so you are getting yourself back on track.
What you have to realise is that you have lost your way a little bit and that is fine. What is good is that you recognised and that you are fixing the problem. Losing your way a little bit just proves to you and yourself that you are human and that is what human beings do.
So, sit back, acknowledge what is happening and go again. I assure you in a few weeks, you will be miles ahead of where you are now because of the little "holiday" you have just had and that is all it is, a little holiday towards bigger and better things.