I wonder what the percentage of people is that by today, the 25th of January, have already failed or given up on their new years resolution.
Truth be told, there’s almost nothing I love more than the fresh start feeling a new year brings! The renewed hope, the blank slate, the overwhelming optimism of 365 opportunities, its a high really. But what happens when that high fades?
This morning my gym was empty again, when last week I had to wait in line for an open treadmill.
And while I’d like to sit here and think I am somewhat superior to the resolutioners for being the only one to show up and sweat it out, the honest truth is I was totally procrastinating on my own goals and ambitions.
Turns out this whole blogging thing is going to require much more self-discipline than I had originally anticipated, and Jillian Michaels ain’t gonna help me through this one.
My community of other blogger friends is currently non-existent so I began searching for motivation when I glanced down at my coffee table and remembered what inspired me to start this journey in the first place.
Chip and Jo.
The stars of HGTV’S show Fixer Upper and Authors of The Magnolia Story, are my heroes. Their newly released novel is a must-read. If you’ve everseen their show you know just how loveable and infectious they are, but reading their book really gives you a closer look at what it took for them to get to where they are today.
And you know what’s funny? What I found was not some well thought out business plan. In fact, far from it. Chip and Jo hardly started out knowing all they could about their industry, or being masters of their craft. They just started. At times, as you’re reading along, its hard to imagine given their predicaments that things will ever end up as successfully as they have for them. But they just always kept on trying, kept on working, kept on believing it would all work out.
So I am just going to keep at this thing whole blogging dream until its good and then, I am going to keep working some more until its great.
And if you’re like my old gym friends, 25 days in and stuck in a rut, read The Magnolia Story too. Let it serve as a reminder that today is just one page in your story, the end is still unwritten and I don’t know about you but something tells me its going to be a best seller.