We all want to progress in some area of our lives. When we get to a point where we have improved ourselves in some way, such as dieting until we hit our goal, getting the job we always wanted, staying sober for a period of time, or going further with our faith, we often find ourselves then going backwards a bit. Why do we do that?
Progress is not just about hitting your goal, it’s about holding onto it after you get there. Many people set a goal and go for it. Some give up and quit. Some get there and lose it again. But the ones who get there and maintain it are the ones who know the “secret”.
Believing in your mind that you will succeed will help you make progress. But relying only on your mind is not enough. The only way to keep moving toward your goals is by believing in your heart. Your mind will always change. But really putting your heart into it means you are making a lifetime commitment. That’s the only way to change your life, or your lifestyle.
So set your mind to the task, but believe wholeheartedly, in your heart, that you’re going to make progress and stay there, and you will. You will keep a hold of the good things you accomplish. Your heart is the most powerful thing in the world. It’s true.