Close only counts when it comes to horseshoes and hand grenades.
Which is harsh, I’ll admit. But it’s true.
Like I did really well with my diet today. I ate the right things and didn’t eat too much of anything. And I felt good.
Until I got home and put everything that even remotely looked like food in my mouth.
Now, you might say now, “well, at least you tried.” Or “there’s always tomorrow.”
But that’s not always the right attitude when it comes to goals and dreams. It can be important to stick to your guns when there’s something you really want. In my case, I want to be fitter and healthier. But apparently, my brain just wants chocolate and peanut butter.
And yes, I will try again tomorrow. But I’m tired of starting over. So I’m not going to try. I’m going to do.
So that’s why getting closer is not always getting better. And it’s worth it to hold yourself to a higher standard than just almost.