90 days ago I made a decision to quit an injurious habit. First step in following through with that decision was to abstain from the habit for 90 days straight. This morning I just woke up and discovered that I had just accomplished my goal (just reached 90 days) and I no longer feel the urge to indulge in the habit. It’s a weird thing to think of. Before I started I was full of doubt about my ability to avoid a habit that had been such a core part of my life for close to 10 years but today I just realized it wasn’t such a big deal. That’s how life is sometimes, before you start a thing it looks impossible to accomplish but once you set your mind upon doing it and you get busy on it, the simplicity of it becomes obvious. Well, in the beginning it’s usually tough and you feel like quitting but if you stick with it, it gets easier and easier. After a while it becomes more like a normal routine and before you know it you have accomplished whatever it is that you set out to do. I have learned two important things about achievement in the last 90 days: (1) make up your mind and start; (2) do not quit no matter what.
I have this problem of not finishing what I start. A few months ago I decided to take up web design and after getting good at it, I gave it up. I started a blog and gave it up (I’m back now), I started a music album and gave that up as well. I have started so many things in my life that I have given up. Matter of fact my life is kind of a start and stop thing. Every month I start something and give it up a few months later. One of my friends told me that the best thing I could do with my life at the moment would be looking at everything I have started and not completed, and getting back to work on it until its completed. So I am writing this with the intention of completing everything I start/have started, which includes picking up my blog again. Before I would write caring too much about how my post would come across to the reader but this time around I am just going to write and post whenever possible and not give up when I have ‘dry’ days or don’t feel ‘inspired’. My mission at the moment is to kill the giving up attitude and make some progress… finally. So wish me luck and enjoy the show. Now just remember that some posts are going to be inspiring and some are going to….hmm, well, not too inspiring. But it’s all good.