Sunday Pep talk | Slow and Steady

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It’s so easy to be too hard on yourself. Just think of where you were a year ago. Think of how far you’ve come. So you aren’t where you want to be. That’s ok. You are better than you were yesterday, and even if you are taking baby steps, you are slowly becoming the person you want to be. I know progress is slow sometimes, so slow that it looks like nothing is changing, but with each decision you make, you are actively working to change your life.

Please don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t reach all of your goals yet.

Did you reach one of them? Even a small one?

Then that’s enough to congratulate yourself on. Celebrate the small victories. Give thanks for every opportunity in life, whether it is a step in the right direction or a lesson that had to be learned. Positive and negative things all happen for a reason. So don’t view something negative as a failure. It was something that you needed to learn from.

The wisest people in the world are the ones who have made the most mistakes.

And they grew because of it. Keep going. Keep reaching for your goals and your dreams. It may not look like it today, or tomorrow, but one day you will look back and realize that you have been making progress. Just focus on making positive decisions in life. You will get there. Good things take time.

Don’t give up!

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3 comments on “Sunday Pep talk | Slow and Steady”

  1. Thanks for the “don’t give up” pep talk. I’ve been trying to start up tennis again after 30 or so years when I used to play every day. So first day on the court I practiced serving for 45 minutes and was feeling good about it. Second day on the court some guy starting talking to me negatively. “You’ll never be able to hit with a wooden racket”. It threw me off and ruined the rest of my practice. So today I went out with my husband just to rally the ball and the same man was there with the negativity about my racket. It ruined my practice and I left. If he keeps coming to the court when I do (before it gets hot) I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions? I just wish he’d leave me alone. Or I’ll just quit tennis again.

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    1. Hello and thank you for the comment. I’m sorry you had to deal with such an intolerant person. I think it’s great that you decided to once again pursue a passion of yours! My advice to you would be to ignore his comments and continue practicing. You have nothing to prove to him and he should be minding his own business. When a stranger feels the need to tell me their opinions about something I am doing that they don’t agree with, my usual response is to smile, thank them for their opinion, and then do what I want to do anyways. I think it really annoys people like this when you keep a positive outlook and keep doin’ you. They are often looking to rile you up or to get an emotional response. I know it can be upsetting to deal with people like that, but try not to take it personally. Just remember that you are allowed to practice tennis however you want and his opinion on the matter should not change that. I hope you continue to practice! Keep me updated on your progress!

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  2. Thanks again for your pep talk. I think I’m going to say, “I don’t do stop and chats,” like Larry David said on Curb. That should throw him off his game. I’ll let you know what he says next time I run into “Mr. Know it All.” Thanks again.

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