It's tough to look at a list of problems and feel a sense of excitement or even a sense of contentment. But is there another way to look at them?
"I will never make the team." "I'm not smart enough." "I will never get the job." "I'll never lose the weight." Have any versions of these stories ever found their way into your mind? Do you ever catch yourself throughout the day putting yourself down - whether saying the words out loud or reciting them internally? These stories entrench themselves in our mind and look for every opportunity to prove to us why they are right. I'm here to tell you that they are dead wrong - but only if we take the action to interrupt those stories, and put in the work to write new ones. We are the authors of the stories that go on between our ears, so lets get's writing (or re-writing)!
Finding time to recharge the batteries is critical in order to maintain our intensity and forward progress. It's also a chance for us to reward ourselves for our great progress - yes, we need to do that for ourselves too!