I was very pleased Lani Muelrath, a plant based educator and coach, took a forum post of mine and turned it into a blog post on her own website. It was a wonderful reminder that we all make mistakes, and that no single mistake is really the end of the world. Well, I suppose a few world leaders could make a mistake with the red button and actually end the world, but for the rest of us we can bounce back. My post’s aim was to show mistakes can be corrected and encourage those who are new to this sort of lifestyle to never give up.
IF YOU FALL DOWN, STAND UP!
That’s it. That’s the secret. Keep moving forward. Don’t wallow in any negativity about what went wrong, just do what’s right, right now. I’m inspired by a few things whenever I’m faced with a challenge like this. (which happened last weekend with a restaurant FAIL)
- The number one factor determining whether a smoker quits or not? Whether they tried before.
Taken another a way, it means they failed. BUT, they have the desire, so they come back to it., again and again, until they make it stick. It’s the desire that matters.
- Every action you do strengthens the HABIT of that action.
So you blew it? So what! The very next moment get back to the habit you’re trying to ingrain. Wear the groove in deep for what you want. If you fail at a meal, make sure the next one is 100% on plan. You’ll bounce back.
- An object in motion…
Tends to stay in motion until acted on by another force. So you got bounced off track? Bounce back! Counter-intuitively, the more you do this, the easier it gets. The mistakes make us stronger and smarter.
IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE:
DON’T DWELL ON IT
DETERMINE YOUR NEXT BEST ACTION AND EXECUTE.
Rumination is useful, and analysis can help you understand where the traps are to avoid in the future.
But first you must …
KEEP THE MOMENTUM!
Best of luck to all the Kickstarters and anyone else trying to rewrite their own story.
I love simplicity, even if I don’t show it. I love alliteration and rhyming because it makes things easier to remember. So I tried the formula:
Garbanzos. I cooked a huge pot and had some left over ready to use.
Cabbage. I had a cole slaw blend that I decided to repurpose.
Rice. It feeds most humans and I love it.
Looks like a curry! So I fashioned a curry based on Simple Bombay Aloo.
I added carrot, the cabbage mixture, and some green beams and eggplant I had laying around. For curry powder I used the last of my Sri Lankan curry powder, which is hotter and different from your average curry powder. Served on top of rice, it made a great dinner and lunch the following day.