On progress.

“The first pancake is always screwed up”.

The workout wasn’t great today. Sometimes you are all pumped and sometimes just the opposite.

I wasn’t tired or exhausted. I actually felt good and strong, just not that enthusiastic.

In the morning when I woke up I felt excited about things that are happening in my life — photo shoots, more gigs an offers, more encouragement and support from people of my work and showing up, I get to do work on interesting projects and volunteer for some really smart and successful people. On the other hand I felt discouraged, because everything is not happening as fast as I want — I haven’t gotten any amazing offers as a fitness model yet, a lot of jobs end up with nothing solid, except experience and cash (That are so needed!). It feels like I’m not moving fast enough, I’m not making any progress.

I guess I need to learn patience and the value of consistent hard work?

I don’t think I ever learned that before.

“Don’t write things off too quickly.” — Real progress, the interesting stuff happens after “the hill”, when it sucks and you realize you have a lot to learn and lots of things to work on. But you love it, so you stick with it no matter how tough it gets, and the success “happens” — I never did that before, the stick with it thing. Learning the lesson of committed hard work now. Everyone who wants to make something cool in life got to learn it.

I need to keep moving. Keep working. Keep showing up. Keep learning and improving. Even if it’s not all going according to my success plan.

When does it?

There are no guarantees, right?

Not really.

I haven’t met anyone yet, who consistently did what they loved, had a clear vision of where they wanted to go, believed in themselves even when no one else did, even when no one else understood the purpose, who consistently showed up to do THE WORK and didn’t succeed.

I looked in the mirror at the end of my workout.

My body changed. It’s turning into exactly what I see in my vision.

I guess it IS working?

Too bad the world and most of our goals don’t have that mirror to see tiny moves forward into the right direction.

That’s why we need self-reflection, journaling, writing — to see that it’s working, even if we are not there yet.

It takes time. Keep going. Believe. Work on it. Patience.

~ The note to self.

The pancake thing? If you do something for the first time, like trying to make a perfect pancake, there is no way you’ll get it perfect at your first try.

Screw up. Learn. Do it again. Until it’s working.

You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.

HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.

Daily Bite of Health


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