You Decide: You are a Badass Everyday by Jen Sincero Part 1

I have been meaning to do a series about this book since March. Check out my previous post, You are a Badass Everyday. I am not even sure why I have not gotten around to it besides the fact that I am just not motivated like I should be which was the whole reason for why I read the book in the first place. Go figure.

Which is the perfect segway into the first installment of the Badass Everyday Motivation discussion. Jen Sincero has an entire Badass Everday series where she challenges and motivates us to get to the next level. As from my previous post, I actually enjoyed the book as it was an easy quick read that was down to the point. Months have past and I have yet to start the series that I said I would. Then I was doing my Christmas shopping and saw the exact book on the shelf- You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High and Your quest for Transformation Unstoppable.

Clearly, I did not take the advice or stick to anything that would make an impact. Many months later, here I am. 

In this very same book, Jen Sincero writes, “It always comes down to one simple thing, the decision to keep going until you have reached your goal.” I made a decision, though unconscious, to give up. She goes on to say that, “you get to choose between achieving success and giving up.” Ouch.

The choice to keep pushing and doing may look different from day to day. Ultimately though, I have the power within me and I have to decide, over and over and over again, whether I want to access it. I am not the same person I was in March though. I know it seems like a short time to be a different person but growing as a person is a nonstop evolution. I am learning not to consider myself a complete failure when things do not go my way. I am learning not to be so hard on myself when I do not achieve set goals. The most important thing is my mental health and wellbeing, and part of my stress management plan is to go easy on myself and be more accepting. My article on Toxic productivity really made an impression. 

With that in mind, it is not a failure but a small bump in the road. However, I am still moving forward. Everything has a time, a reason, and a season. My reality is beautiful and full of life and people who love me. So this pause does not determine my value. Still, I have to take responsibility for my future and my goals. 

Having the ability to decide my fate even when I do not take steps towards my goal is a flex. The knowledge itself is a powerful thing and we all would do well to keep that in our forethoughts. We decide how we will move forward. If we do not move as we would like then know that we can make a decision to change it up. We can wake up and decide every day.

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