I think it is safe to say that there is something we all want or want to achieve that just seems impossible. A house, a project, a goal, a business… We think about it and we dream about it, but life is so often in the way of the things we really really desire.
The good news is that you have already taken the first step in achieving the impossible. YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. Now you have to go get it. Which brings me to the second step, which is often the most difficult.
JUST BEGIN. Just do something. Anything. Take the first step. Do 4 squats if your goal is to have a glorious butt. Do it now… right there where you are. While you are washing the dishes. In the shower. Just do it.
The secret from hereon after is that now that you have begun, you have to do it consistently. Do something every day that brings you closer to your dream. Even if you do the 4 squats every day in the shower, you are doing 4 squats EVERY DAY. When you are tired, squat anyway. That is 28 squats a week that you would not have done if you were still dreaming about your butt. The beautiful thing about consistency is that over time you get used to it and before you know it, you want to squat and you will want to do 8 squats; and so you fall into a self-motivating routine that will escalate as you squat your way to your dream.
They say that progress is progress, no matter the speed and although you will feel a sense of achievement after every little thing that you do, it is still important to reward yourself. Every step that you take toward achieving your dream IS success. Success is not the final destination as we all like to think. Success is measured in the small every day steps we take toward achieving our goals. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSES. Tell yourself, “good job”. Be proud of yourself. And most importantly nurture your self. Do something for your self to reward yourself for achieving impossible things.
The fifth and final step to achieving the impossible is the BELIEF that you are capable to make your dreams come true. Trust the process while you embark on your every day journey. As every day might not work out the way you want to and as some days you might not get to do your 4 squats, trust yourself and believe that you are capable to carry on the next day. A bad day is not failure, but rather just a short delay. Regard them as positive interruptions and see them as part of the journey.
Now, squat away and go make your dreams come true.