It takes a while before you really start to believe in the positive changes your good habits create. In fact, you could do something for quite a while and need a stranger to point out when you’ve made real progress. We’re often just too close to see it ourselves.
Then there’s the period of time when you know you’ve made progress, other people have commented on it, and you are a bit taken with yourself. You may let your new habits slip a bit or admire your progress a bit too much for your own good.
Or maybe that’s just me. I’ll let you decide:
PS: I started telling this story to Warren and my friend Debb, and before I got to the punchline Warren grabbed the video camera and made me start over from the beginning. I don’t normally tape all my conversations with friends. 🙂