“What motivates you to always want to take the healthiest, most disciplined and the most responsible path in most things?”
I got this question from (one of our five) male readers a while back, and to be honest, the question kind of shocked me. He went on to say that he has good intentions but is frequently swayed by peer pressure and laziness.
The short answer is: I am fascinated by productivity and bettering myself, and Kelsey is a perfectionist and has always strived to do things well.
The Longer Answer
- Black and white. Every decision you make either helps you or hurts you. It’s either good or bad. Right or wrong. That sounds dramatic, but it’s true. You can try to muddy the waters with excuses, but every choice you make in life can be boiled down to that. Keep making choices that point toward good.
- It takes time. It could take 10 years for you to get where you want! But if you start now, you’re one step closer. With a big goal, dream or vision in mind, you must boil it down to the very first step that needs to be taken. Then the next, then the next. If you constantly focus on the big goal, you will be overwhelmed and never get there. It will remain a dream.
- Grace. Keep heading in a general direction, but give yourself some grace to allow for change of course. Think of it like bumpers at the bowling alley, they keep you from falling in the gutter. We believe in a God who has sacrificed so much for us that even though we fall short, we strive to do the best we can to honor him.