Gratitude – Day 50 (Struggle)

This is day 50 of this journey, time flies. I should commemorate this milestone somehow, but I have something else occupying my thoughts right now. Yep, time to focus on cleaning up some bad habits. I have mentioned these before, but for whatever reason , I am not bring my guns of focus to bear on the bad habits I am trying to change. I have a struggle. Well now, a struggle is a different beast all together. A struggle is a challenge and opportunity. There are some habits I would like to break and some new ones I would like to form. If I am to be successful at this, I will need to ritualize the various “Do & Don’t” items into a more formalized challenge. I think I will articulate that for myself this week.

This is apparently not an easy thing for me to do. I guess, anything worthwhile will involve a little hard work and effort. I find it easier to bring my tools, focus, and abilities to an external challenge. The internal challenges are much more daunting. What am I referring to? Well, as I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I want to curse less, take the Lord’s name in vain less, eat better, get more exercise, drink less beer, drink less coffee, drink more water. Easier said than done.

By formalizing these changes into a personal challenge I am giving myself the opportunity to rise above the thinking part of the challenge and enter the doing part of the challenge. (It is so much easier just to think about these things). Jokes aside, I am looking forward to this challenge and I am eager to establish some measures to know if I am on the right track.

Kites rise highest against the wind… not with it. ~ Winston Churchill


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