“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign that you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ~Woody Allen
Well, I failed at my attempt to get back to the gym this week. Actually, that’s not true, I did go one day. And really, I had an upper respiratory infection to contend with, so I had a slight excuse. But honestly, I know a lot of it had to do with just being lazy. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the heat (which I cannot stand) or maybe it’s simply because I don’t have to be doing anything that I don’t feel like doing anything.
Or maybe it really is the fact that I need something or someone to motivate me. I thought I was strong enough to do this on my own, but am I? Maybe I am tired of kicking my own butt and just need someone to do this with me. Maybe I need a little competition, I don’t know. Point is, I need to figure it out and I need to figure it out fast.
I know that I don’t want to slip back into old ways and habits. I literally cannot afford to. We can say what we want about there always being a tomorrow, or tomorrow being a new day, or we can always start over, but honestly, we can’t. And some of us, more than others know this.
There isn’t always a tomorrow, or more time, or even a better time. I have to stop relying on other people and learn to do this on my own.
Because contrary to popular belief, time isn’t free. It’s borrowed. And I better make the most of it while I have it.