Date: 04/03/2015 | By: Liz Painter

Paul Rhodes of Loggable writes about staying committed to your goals…

Sometimes the easiest option is simply to give up!

This is perfectly illustrated by the fact that I have already written this blog and accidentally deleted it.

I could have given up.

I set myself a challenge to write 31 lessons (blog articles) by the end of February. After only two articles, I missed four days.  Again, the easy option would have been to say to myself, “oh well, next time, don’t even bother, in future just give up!”.

But there’s a valuable lesson in that nothing is ever simple and rarely is a goal ever achieved from A to B without challenges along the way.  So I’m getting back on the proverbial horse and going again.

Exactly the same thing happened last Sunday when the easy thing to do would have been to not go to the gym. I joined a class that meets every Sunday morning for 12 weeks. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself and thought of a hundred reasons not to go. Ultimately, I ‘chose’ to go in the end; last minute and running late, I finally committed to the task in hand. I got there solely with the mindset of beating last week’s time (my personal best).

Both of these experiences illustrate to me that to achieve anything requires commitment, a clear goal but also perseverance so that when challenges present themselves (and they will), you can continue in spite of them, because you believe it’s the right thing to do.

I’ve been listening to Frank Turner a lot lately and “if ever I stray” really resonates with me at the moment.
What are your goals that you keep putting off, haven’t started or are struggling with?
Simply take the time to review, recommit and get back on the horse!

“The path I chose isn’t straight and narrow
It wanders ‘round like a drunken fellow
Some days it’s hard for me to follow
But if you’ve got my back I’ll go on.
If you’ve got my back I’ll go on.”

– Frank Turner

The original version of this post by Paul Rhodes also appears on his own blog.  Paul is the brains behind Loggable- an app for anyone who wants to stay in control of their business, keep track of their time and ultimately bring more money in.  You can view Paul’s profile here or give Paul a call on 01527 877 842.