The first day of any cool activity is intriguing. Because you haven’t experienced the territory and there are many things which you might explore about yourself.
Slowly the day would become when your first day had happened and so did the 100th day. And you no longer have the same enthusiasm as before.
The daily schedule of going to swimming will seem repetitive and sometimes boring. You will make up excuses to do different things – but instead you will just watch some cat videos. And you will feel like you are spending your time productively. But in reality you are just wasting the time which once you dedicated to swimming.
Slowly your habit will fall into something which you were used to doing. No more getting ready for the dip.
It’s difficult to pull yourself up from the black hole of giving up. But on the flip side you know inside that your life is best lived when you do something for yourself.
Swimming, if it is then you should aim for the consistency. Yes, it is difficult because at moments you might feel to drop out. Excuses keep piling up. But the moment you tell yourself that the promise is bigger than anything – you just do it.
Day in and day out – that is the power of consistency. In all the areas of life, consistency pays off. Sometimes it is exercise, other times it is an examination. You don’t magically become the best version of yourself by doing the practice with half motivation. You become the beast by doing the work everyday of your life.
It is tough at the 15th day and tougher at the 500th day. But it becomes fun and a part of you at the 1000th day.
That’s it, back up yourself and do the work. No one else is going to get you to do the work. Maybe the world will tell you to become average, be happy with the current state and not challenge you.
But it is upto you to make the difference you aim to see in the world. No one can be better mentor for yourself than you. Because others might come and go. Only you will stay with you for the rest of your life. And the moment you do for yourself makes you the best version of yourself.
So buckle up, pull up your shoes and become the best version. Keep that enthusiasm going.