Someone said this to me once and I really enjoyed these words, even if I don't practice them.
To be honest it has often bothered me that I am not better at sticking with things. I have very little patience for being a beginner and I usually shy away from learning new skills because I do not want to go through the phase of sucking before the phase of being good. It's not an element of my personality I am particularly proud of.
Practice makes perfect right? Well I have decided to practice dedication. Starting today.
A few months ago I challenged myself to do some form of ab exercise everyday until my show closed (it ran for nine weeks). I lasted for four and then fell off the wagon. Shameful.
I would like to reinstate this challenge, along with a few others. I am writing this for all of the world to see (or all eleven of you!) because I need a few accountability buddies to help me break the viscious cycle of lazy-lady-dome. Here they are, in no particular order:
1) To do some form of Ab Exercise every day from now until the end of the year. I am giving myself an endpoint because I respond well to limits. My thinking is by the end of the year I will so enjoy the results of my ab fab routine that I wouldn't want to give it up. We'll see if my hypothesis is correct.
2) To do at least one thing every day for my career. Activites may include: doing a vocal warm up, attending an audition, even seeing a play. Just as long as I have an intentional moment each day where I put my energy into being an actor. I am not giving myself and endpoint on this one. I live life on the edge, what can I say?
3) To drink more water. Yes. I said it. It's silly and I can't believe I am even writing this down, but it's something I am terrible at. I think I spend 85% of my day dehydrated and it simply no bueno. Water will not only keep me healthy but it's better for my skin, my voice and just my spirit in general. I think we are supposed to be getting 64oz a day. Sounds like a lot, but I will conquer! I shall! I must!
Ok for now this is where I shall start. I have learned, the hard way, if I try to pile too many goals on my plate at once I end up feeling overwhelmed and eventually quit. So I will try to start small and build from there. When you think about it, these aren't major changes I will have to make, just a few small adjustments to my day.
I'll keep ya posted as I go, and I'll tell you the truth, I promise!