Yesterday marked the halfway point of our September Habit Challenge! I often talk about perfectionism slowing us down or stopping us all together. I was quite proud of my 13 day push up streak I had going. Ironically, the first day I went to the gym in September, I forgot to do my push ups.
It didn’t occur to me until the next morning when Hannah asked if I had done them the night before. Totally forgot, didn’t even cross my mind once all day. Come Sunday, I was unmotivated for my daily total. Once I got around to them after dinner, they were hard, it felt like I was back on day one.
The important thing is that I didn’t miss twice in a row. Streaks are motivating. However, if you miss your streak, the productive thing to do is forget about and build another. Don’t quit for one mishap, it’s no big deal.