Get Back on Track
Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible. — Jimmy Connors
It has been more than a month since the last Inspiration Bits issue. First time this year that I messed up more than two weeks in a row. I failed, started worrying about it, started feeling guilty about it, and started thinking that I have to come up with something extraordinary to make it up to you.
But I’ve realized that I will miss another week if I set my expectations too high. The alternative? To openly say that I messed up, that I’ve broken my promise to you, and try to do better from now on.
So here we are. I’ll try to do better, and I’ll try not to miss any more weeks (without a good excuse). I’m getting back on track, I’ll continue where I left off.
And I would suggest the same for you. If you ever find yourself off the course, or away from your true path, don’t think too much about it and don’t worry about it. Sure, some retrospection on why you ended up here, so you don’t repeat your mistake(s) will do you good, but other than that, let it go.
Get back on track, return to your path and carry on. Even if it takes some time to get where you were before, it’s worth it. And once you’re back on track, try to evaluate your direction every once in a while, just to make sure you stay on course.
I sure will.