Fake it till you make it!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I never really understood that notion - until now. Sometimes things happen in life that throw us off course. The most important thing is to deal with what's going on in your life, stop floundering, and get on with it. That's where I'm at right now - between the stop floundering and getting on with it part. When life threw me off course and I found myself detoured down a road I did NOT want to be on, I found myself wondering how the heck I got there. I was adrift and lost, looking for my way back.
The last two months no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get unstuck and locate my missing motivation. I needed direction! I thought that if I focused on my plan here at Spark, that it might 'light my fire' again. I figured 'fake it till you make it' just might do the trick. It did! Taking those steps again and focusing on my goals and health worked. I didn't expect it to work so quickly, but I certainly am grateful!
When life throws us off course, realize that we're not always perfect, and life isn't perfect. Whether we are floundering, fall off of the wagon, or if the wagon rolls over us a few times - don't stop believing in yourself! But the MOST important thing is to get back up and take that first step, and move forward on your journey. Spark helped me regain my focus, and gave me direction and structure. My friends here, both old and new, gave me support when I needed it most - THANK YOU! You could say that Spark is my GPS!
G: Goal setting / Guidance
P: Positive reinforcement / Personal growth
S: Support / Structure