Heard this on Friday afternoon (when I rejoined Jenny) and every day since Ive repeated it to myself a few times a day ... PROGRESSION... NOT PERFECTION
It felt profound hearing it but it makes so much sense. It's applicable to anything in your life - weight loss, transitioning in a new job, spiritual walk... the list goes on and on.
I'll touch on Weightloss for now... So we are all (mostly) here to improve our lifestyle. Whether it's more exercise, or less calories we have something we are trying to improve in order to achieve our goal(s). Every step in our journey brings us closer to our goal - including the slip ups.
One of my friends defined success as "a bunch of small good decisions made over time". Our weightloss journey is very similar. Every day that we follow our program puts us that much closer to the results we are looking for. When we read the blogs and forum posts about 100 pounds down in a year! We all get excited and we all (most of us) want to read how the person did it - and immediately calculate the average monthly/weekly loss to determine if we could have similar results. Yeah dont' pretend you've never done it We all have, some more than others. ... Back to the point... so when we read those stories we should really read the underlying story that over 12 months they kept with a program. On day one, did the successor KNOW they'd be 100 pounds lighter and enjoying their new life? Maybe, maybe not, but for 52 weeks/ 365 days they made small good decisions... Those small decisions made routinely (progression) ... resulted in their success.
It wasnt about being perfect every day, but consistently mindful of the goal at hand...
Here's to progression, not perfection