I cried more than once. I guess you can say I was quite frustrated. And it showed. I was frustrated with myself and the long journey ahead because I realized that this was going to take work and it wasn’t going to happen overnight. And now that I’m seeing results, I have to admit that I’m glad it can’t happen overnight because I’m learning lessons throughout the process. I get to take a deeper look at myself in all areas and become aware of my emotions and how I respond to them.
And becoming aware of my emotions and how I respond to them is key to my success.
For example, realizing that this was going to be a process helped me focus on the fact that it would take time. And that taught me that patience was key. One thing I’ve done to encourage myself is to take pictures of my progress. When I have days where I’m feeling down because I know I have a long way to go, I focus on how far I’ve gotten. We have a choice. We can moan and groan over how long we have to go or we can smile at how far we’ve come.