Is this your mindset? At least some of the time? In your workout, in your house, in your heart?
“I can’t go all out here, I got to save something for later.” “I can’t tell her how I feel. Got to save that for later.” “I should save these old fat pants. I might wear them again one day.”
Do you refrigerate food that you know you’re never going to eat? Do you keep clothes in your closet that you know you’re never going to wear again? Do you hold yourself back, just a little, in the workout because you worry you won’t have enough energy at the end? Do you pick that weight on the bar because it’s right for you … or because you’re scared of what you really could do?
Stop it. Most of the time, you’re probably doing yourself no favors.
Most of the time, you’re going to do better by going a little harder, giving a little more, being a little bit more of yourself. Not all the time, but most. The stuff you’re “saving for later” might actually be weighing you down.
This life is short. No matter how long it seems in any given moment, this life is over in a flash for all of us. So, save when it makes sense, like with money and time. But everything else?
And sometimes you’ll be sitting there feeling like a truck ran you over, wondering what the hell you did wrong.
It’s all good.
Just don’t save it all for later. Later may never come. But now? Well, now is waiting for you to kick ass and take names. And how flippin’ exciting is that? Go, go, go …
(Image courtesy of Nicole Bedard Photography.)