Over the last month, I have not been exercising and eating appropriately. I had gone through a season of being pretty disciplined with this stuff, but over the last month or so I have drifted from those habits and disciplines. This got me thinking about “the drift.” It is so easy to move from healthy habits, disciplines and decisions into a new direction. And here is what I realized (and it should not shock me or anyone else)…when we drift, we almost never drift towards healthier habits and disciplines. I know I never find myself moving from really productive disciplines and then accidentally stumbling into even better disciplines. The drift almost always takes us away from what is best or at least pretty good and moves us into the arena of something worse.
This led to some important questions:
- Where am I currently drifting?
- How do I keep from drifting?
- What do I do to become aware of a current drift?
We all drift and when we do, it almost always never takes us to a better place.
- What are ways to keep my vision/ goals more clearly in front of me?