I made the commitment to post every day, I made a calendar of topics and ideas, scheduled time to write and I even got ahead for a few days.
Yesterday was scheduled as a marathon day of writing, I wanted to get ahead for next week. I cleared the calendar and was prepared. Then stuff happened – there was a family urgency that needed to be monitored along with the ensuing phone calls, I didn’t sleep well and ended up waking up later than expected, and I felt a migraine creeping up. It was hard to get my writing mojo and the clock was ticking down.
It would have been easy to use all the chaos as an excuse. to not post yesterday; however I knew that if I were to skip the day, then I could be on a slippery slope of giving up the whole challenge.
I knew that I had to be at the registration desk early this morning as a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk and that I had a commitment later this afternoon. There would be no extra time today. Yup, I knew that if I blew off yesterday, today would put me so far behind that I might never catch up.
I could have let all the negative take center stage and weigh me down. However, I decided to focus on all the positive that has resulted from taking on this challenge. I let that help me continue to move forward.
I have been getting some great feedback about these posts. I’m so pleased that people are reading and enjoying them. I have been writing consistently for 10 days, and each day it does get a little easier — how cool is that? My intention has been to provide interesting information in a way that is easy to digest without focusing on making perfect posts. I wanted to share a little bit of my own journey and help folks with similar struggles. I am on point with those intentions today, especially the part of similar struggles.
I knew that it would get hard, really hard at some point along the road so I was prepared to fight through it. I knew that this small victory would be so sweet.
So here I am, focusing on the good, sharing my journey, heading toward the finish line. It isn’t always easy, but it is worth it.
What do you do when you are faced with obstacles? As an ADHD & Life Coach I help people get around, under and through the challenges they face.