by Kris Pitcher
Many of us, as we begin "this", are destination bound. The truth is, you never actually get where you're going. Another Yogiism.
When you reach that goal...you're not just finished. It isn't "over". You set a new goal. Or you work to maintain where you are. It's never just done.
This goes along well with what you've heard me say lots of times: we only have to do weight management as long as we want it to work.
We do it for the rest of our lives because we never actually get where we're going. You can look at this two ways. You can think - holy cow that's depressing!
Or, you can think - wow, that takes the pressure off, because I don't have to be in a rush. I can take my time, do this right and keep moving ahead.
You can guess which perspective I prefer. Having the mindset that one day we'll get there means that this is temporary. It's not temporary.
It's your new way of life. If you hate it, you need some new ways of doing it, and a way to get clear on what's important to you. Until you get clear on associating your new habits with values that are important to you...you're going to hate it. That's just unnecessary.
Knowing that you never actually get where you're going, gives you the freedom to make adjustments, to change course and to re-evaluate. What you're working toward now is just one step in a life's path. It's not the end all.
You'll get further, with greater success in this journey knowing that you never actually get where you're going. This notion keeps you moving ahead, making progress and looking for the next challenge!