On day 1 of this online journey, my accountability brü said “The only way out is through.”
It is entirely possible that neither of us knew how true this really was.
While he originally made the comment in the context of our 30-day writing challenge, I’ve come to realize that it applies almost universally when it comes to surmounting our obstacles and challenges.
As my responsibilities have grown at work, there are more demands upon my time. That’s natural.
But as a result, I’ve noticed that my daily movement has gone down quite a bit.
Having already gone through one reclamation project when I let myself get unhealthy, I’m not interested in going back to that low point.
I used to think that I didn’t need anyone or anything to reach my goals.
Because of this, I didn’t reach as many of those goals as I could have.
Now I know better.
It’s true that the only way out is through. But sometimes we just need a little push.
You put up your own money to join a walking challenge. If you fail the challenge, your bet is lost. Those that finish the challenge split the pot.
It’s like Squid Games for walking. Except nobody dies.
It’s also been a great motivator for me.
Sometimes we all just need a little more accountability.
Sometimes that comes from a good friend. Sometimes from an app.
I’ll take ‘em both. I need all the help I can get.
What a world.