I was doing a yoga class recently. We were in the middle of a difficult pose when the instructor gave us a piece of advice that really struck me.
She said: “Let yourself sink into the pose. When you fully commit, it becomes easier.”
The instructor meant what she said it in a practical way, but as it often is with yoga philosophy, it felt applicable on a deeper level, too.
“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.”
When you commit to a goal, it becomes easier. This rings true for me, especially after the past year.
This year I have gotten stuff done, exercised and eaten healthy like never before. I’ve learned the right kind of positive thinking, and it shows.
Let’s take it back a little bit.
Every now and then, most people think about their lives in the bigger picture. They realize that they’re not quite living how they would like to be, that they have unfulfilled potential and forgotten dreams. So they make New Year’s resolutions.
Many struggle with accomplishing these goals and it’s no wonder. Changing our behavior is hard, and it keeps getting harder the older we get.
As we all know, it takes a lot of strength to get started. However, that’s the worst part, and if you can just get past it, you’re halfway there.
The reason why I am better than ever is that I’ve made decisions. I’ve decided to try to become the best possible version of myself. I’ve vowed never to give up, even if I don’t succeed right away. Even if it seems impossible.
And just like that, life becomes much easier. You’ve already made a choice, so now you can focus on working for what you want.