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March Madness - Day 31

There's usually a lesson beyond what you can immediately see!

When this month started, I was challenged to "get one mile in every day."

I quickly tried to find a short cut: "Does that mean just complete 31 miles in total?"
30/31 = 97% success

When I didn't receive a response, I understood that I was tasked with literally completing one mile per day.

So that's exactly what I set out to do....

....but of course, there was more.

I decided that if I could commit to moving for one mile per day, I could also commit to writing each day.

Two of my favorite things challenged me mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Here are a few of the key things I learned or was reminded of along the way:

  1. Where there's a will, there's a way! You have to learn to eliminate the excuses. There was a week when I didn't have my computer....my blog entries were still posted. There were days I didn't feel like it....I remembered my commitment to self and got both tasks done. There were times when scheduling or muscles were tight....I learned to adjust.  
  2. Your WHY has to be great! It's easy to give up when you are tired. When things become difficult. That's the perfect time to dig your heels in. When you truly believe in your purpose, your believe will propel you forward when nothing else does.
  3. Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. I was so determined to meet my goals that I need a daily visualization of my progress. I was able to track my day to day accomplishments. I could see that I was capable. I could see my consistency. I could see my discipline. 
  4. People are watching and will hold you accountable. You may not always know who is watching, but I guarantee you, someone is. They are waiting to see you win. They may even be hoping to see you lose. Either way, you have an opportunity to have the expectations of others push you right into your destiny.
  5. There is a support system ready to see you succeed. Not only will there be people to encourage you along your journey, but there will also be people willing to take the journey with you. There were times when others ran or walked with me to complete my mile(s). There were other times when family members stepped in to help get a blog posted. The journey does not have to be traveled alone.

All in all, March Madness was a test of self. I passed!

I ran or walked a minimum of one mile per day for 30 of 31 days. Completing one mile per day for 31 days would have amounted to a 50K. As you can see, goal ☑
I posted a blog entry 30 of 31 days. In the month of March alone, I posted more entries than I did in 2017 (24 entries), 2016 (22 entries), 2015 (27 entries), and 2014 (4 entries). Goal ☑

I couldn't be more proud of my accomplishments. The best is yest to come!

What will you do to be consistent and disciplined with your own goals?

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