Stay the Course! Self-talk & Perseverance

Have you heard that phrase, “stay the course”?  For the last couple of years, as Michael & I have worked to build our practice it’s been my mantra.  “Watch the numbers but hold them loosely”, “don’t give up when there is a dip or a bump in the road”, “look for patterns” and above all practice positive self-talk & perseverance…

Stay the course!

There are many times in life when we work and work and feel our progress is non-existent or so minimal that we begin to think “why bother”.  It’s so easy, especially this time of year, when our New Year’s resolutions have already begun to gather dust or we’re not where we anticipated we’d be, to contemplate throwing in the towel.  That negative self-talk will only slow or even prevent you from reaching your goals. 

Stay the Course!

It’s seem too simple to be a great answer to our daily struggles.  Surely there is some more complex thing we should be doing…but our mind is a powerful thing.  The words we use have meaning, they impact how we feel and what we do.  By challenging those negative thoughts and replacing them with positive self-talk we are more likely to practice perseverance and eventually achieve our goals.

Stay the Course!

Every little step you take toward your goal is one step closer to achieving it.  One pound lost becomes 2, then 4 then 20, if you stay the course.  One client becomes 2, which becomes 4 which becomes a full schedule, if you stay the course.  Repeat this phrase to yourself on good days, repeat this phrase to yourself on bad days.  The more you say it the more you will follow through with it and one day you’ll look up and see that you’ve achieved your goal.

Stay the Course!

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