...wait until tomorrow? ...Really?
My clients often exclaim, "Tomorrow will be day one!" or "I will get back on track starting on Monday!" Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. I believe we can only change when we are willing to change and no sooner.
So, you made a mistake today. Does this warrant throwing all of your previous accomplishments or your day count to the curb? It is common, with low self-esteem, to polarize your thinking into black or white. Are there really only two choices: total success or total failure? I don’t think so! I believe we need to challenge ourselves in order to grow and other times when we need to forgive ourselves in order to move forward.
I think the Dalai Lama says it best, "When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
For me, time is completely transient, meaning each new moment carries with it a new opportunity. So, the next time you feel your only option is to abandon yourself, your plans, and your goals, pause and take a moment.
Albert Einstein once said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Take a moment, pause and reflect, and see what other choices or routes the universe has to offer you.
Are you willing? And if not....are you willing to be willing?
David Avram Wolfe