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Are We Programmed for Long Term Change?
As I started out on my daily dose of jogging… I was reminded when I decided to start jogging…
It was a Monday morning; notice how we start anything new on a Monday- not a Wednesday, half way through the week?
Anyway my day started at 6am and I jogged around my streets and arriving back 45mins later. Feeling good about myself after a healthy breakfast I went to work.
The first thing I expressed after saying hello to all my work colleagues was “IAM JOGGING”
Next day, I jump out of bed, throw on my near-new adidas shoes and start to hit the pavement. I go past my neighbours house, who were still wrapped up in bed, and thought to myself “You lazy buggers.” All the people I spoke to today including family and friends I told “IAM JOGGING.”
Wednesday, I made a special effort and sprung out of bed 15 mins earlier. Even beat the alarm clock. After a good jog I could have not felt more fit and alive.
Thursday morning – alarm sounded. Pouring with rain outside. I thought to myself “I’ve been good- One day won’t hurt,” rolled over and went back to sleep…
Next day that alarm again! 5 more minutes!! 5 turns into 10, 10 turns into 20 and then what? Too late to go now. If I go jogging I will be late for work.
THE JOGGING FAD HAS GONE
Sound familiar? We are creatures of habit and we do not have the programming for long term change.
It takes an instant to change a belief – but 21 days to instil a habit. Keep going and your dreams will be achieved!
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