“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”

George Lucas

Getting derailed is inevitable. It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do—eat clean, save money each month, take an online business course, walk every day, be positive, etc—eventually, something will put a rake in your path for your to step on.

The question afterward is what are you going to do about it?

What are you going to do when you miss a day on your daily drawing challenge? What are you going to do when you sprain your ankle and can’t go out for a run? What are you going to do with life beats you up and all you want to do is complain and be negative? What are you going to do when you mess up and two pizza’s “accidentally” fall into your mouth?

Derailment is what makes or breaks a good habit.

The worst thing to do when your habit gets derailed is to give up. And giving up isn’t just stopping cold. A more subtle form of giving up is pushing things off until tomorrow. “Oh, I’m not feeling up to it today, I’ll start fresh tomorrow…” No! Start now!

The best thing you can do when you get derailed is to start back up immediately without hesitation. It’s okay that you missed a day. It’s okay that you messed up, but don’t let that prevent you from continuing and benefit from all the work you’ve been putting in.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #972

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