January has come and gone, and a lot of us might be feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to keeping those resolutions. Maybe they didn’t go as smoothly as we would have liked — maybe we’re tempted to fully give up, because if we can’t do it perfectly, what’s the point of doing it at all, right?

If you know me at all by now, you know what I’m going to say next:


Wrong, as in, there’s plenty of point to showing up even if you know you won’t succeed perfectly. Sometimes the most important thing to celebrate, in fact, is the fact that we woke up and entered the game — we showed up — even though we were exhausted, beaten down, and feeling like a failure. If you stayed and engaged in those moments — if you tried — that is a huge win.

Sometimes it’s the most important win we can hope for. 

Showing up takes courage, strength, and perseverance, and for whoever needs to hear this: it’s worth it, even if you’re not succeeding perfectly. Even if you feel like you’re failing. If you show up today, that means you might show up tomorrow. And if you have hope for tomorrow, you haven’t lost. 

Get started. Keep going. Show up.

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