Day 7 – Progress not Perfection [14-Day Power Mindset Challenge]
👋 Welcome to Day 7 of Team Asijiki’s free 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge!
💡 Each day for 14 days we give you 1 lesson and an action to complete that will make you think, open your mind and better prepare you for change in any aspects of your life.
Today’s lesson is about Progress, not Perfection
We are taking a huge load off your shoulders and you are going to really relieved.
You do not have to be perfect to succeed in this journey.
Let that statement sink in for a second and internalise it. Because it is the truth.
Does that not feel incredible to know? Do you feel liberated? Maybe even excited? Nervous?
AND there you thought that if you could not be perfect then you had no chance of succeeding. But there is a catch. It means you do not have that excuse anymore.
Many people think that if they cannot get things 100% right they simply cannot do it and give themselves permission to give up. It means you are going to have to work and fight for progress on your journey. It means we are not letting you off the hook so easily.
The newsflash is:
NOBODY is perfect.
The people you think are perfect and get things right 100% of the time are not – it is simply NOT true. All your heroes are flawed (GASP).
There is an incredible documentary based on the life of sprinting sensation Usain Bolt. It may come as a surprise but he is a reluctant Hero. Aside from being plagued by constant injury he is also constantly wishing his life was more fun and that he could train less.
Although his journey is filled with roadblocks and pitfalls, he will still go down in history as one of the most loved and accomplished athletes of our time.
It’s hard to imagine that such an icon has days when he hates training or even looks for every excuse not to but he has had his share of wobbles
To put it simply, success is not a straight line and struggle is absolutely a definite and necessary part of this journey. You have to expect and embrace failure. To succeed at this all you need to do is make progress. All you need to do is be 1% better each day.
What does 1% better mean?
You just have to try and beat yesterday, and if you do not, that is ok as long as you are consistent and persistent.
If you are someone who is extremely unhealthy right now and living off takeaways and litres of coke a small change might be replacing coke with coke zero. Or eating more home-cooked meals.
Not everyone can go from living on junk food to eating like a really healthy person overnight. Change can be created with small actions so that you get slightly better each day.
Look at it like this:
You are a part of a 14 Day Challenge.
Let’s imagine you in a 2 weeks time from now. Close your eyes and picture that. What does it look like? What does it feel like?
Option 1 – You spent the next 14 Days doing things 100% but then went to 20% afterwards for a while and then went to 100% again and back to 20%
Option 2 – You get things at least 70% right every day for the 14 days, slowly getting better.. 72%, 73% etc..
What approach do you think will deliver your results in the next 2 weeks?
Option 2 is our guess. Once again proving you do not have to be 100%.
If you think of anyone who inspires you because they have succeeded, whether it is a celebrity or just someone you know, their success was not a straight line. It never is.
What you need to take away from this is that the surest way to actually fail along this journey is to think that not being perfect is a failure.
Welcome the mistakes. Welcome the stumbles. Welcome the falls. Embrace them all.
Getting back on track as quickly as possible is what differentiates the success stories from those that gave up and thought they never could.
Now go and be awesome!
Today’s 🎯 Action:
Think of your current health habits.
Now write down any areas, you want to improve such as nutrition, exercise or sleep.
Now write down one adjustment you can make to make things just slightly better.
For example. If you are sleeping 5 hrs a night at the moment. Try to challenge yourself to add an hour and make that 6hrs. You do not have to be perfect and shoot for 8-9 immediately.
Share your action with us in the Facebook Group.
See you tomorrow.
Be sure to join us in our dedicated Team Asijiki Facebook Group to interact with fellow challengers and share your progress.
If you have just stumbled on this challenge, then you can sign up for Team Asijiki’s full 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge right here. It is 100% free!