Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Monday, August 4, 2008

Success Begets Success

It's an old saying, but I discovered a new dimension to it today.

I've had two successes in the past week. The first was getting my tax return in early, getting the money back quickly, and immediately doing sensible things with it - clearing debts, paying big bills, getting stuff I really need, etc. The second was of course starting weight watchers, sticking to it perfectly, and finding that I had in fact lost 1.4kg which was a great start.

These two successes have, apparently, made me feel successful, and today I've been doing the things that successful people do - ie the things that need to be done to get success.

I found myself extra motivated all day at school - I was eager to get into the planning I needed to do, and at the end of the day I launched straight into getting ready for tomorrow rather than sitting around feeling exhausted and defeated. Then I came straight home and finally did what I said I was going to do right from the start of the year - I got changed and walked to the post office to pick up my mail. Simple, no? But I never seemed to find time before. I picked up my mail, brought it home, and sat there and opened and read every little bit of it. Normally I kind of ignore my mail if it's probably a regular bill, which in the past has meant that I've missed changes in payment amounts and things like that. This time, everything got opened. One was a rather overdue bill, which I knew about but was still unpleasant, but nothing else was a reason to be scared. I'm so proud of myself. I have the money to pay the overdue bill so I don't need to be afraid of it, and once I pay that I'm going to be able to say that I'm actually settled up on everything that needs to be paid. I'm actually on top of things for once. And I am NOT going to let myself get behind again.

I am successful, and I'm going to start . . . no, I'm going to keep on acting like it.


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