Halfway Habits

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.

Justin Miner


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