As you head into 2009, fresh with resolutions, the first week is usually pretty easy to stick to your resolutions. The second week is usually tougher and unexpected challenges pop up. Near the end of this second week is when the first waivering thoughts, temptations to quit, push their ugly way into your mind.
It doesn't matter whether you are dealing with changing behaviors for your New Year's resolutions or you are dealing with a new racing challenge next summer, there will be tough times.
Times you want to quit.
Times you ask, "Why am I doing this anyway?"
Times that non-supporters try to tempt you away from success.
Times that fatigue strips away your resolve.
Times when your job takes more energy than it normally does.
Times when family members need extra support from you.
Right when you feel like giving up, tell yourself:
"Tough times don't last, tough people do"
Then take just one more step toward your goal.
The quote is credited to Gregory Peck. You may not need it now, but stash it away as you might need it later.