Everything takes longer than you think it will

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Everything takes longer than you think it will

Following through on a project, long after the mood has passed, long after you’ve run out of steam, and long after your inspiration reserves have been tapped out, is hard.

You reach that dreaded point where you can’t even conceptualize how the hell you’re going to muster the momentum to catapult yourself out.

Entrepreneurship taught me this lesson, but it’s applicable to yoga as well.

Just because your practice has been derailed, doesn’t mean it has to die on the vine. Just because your practice has its delays and disruptions, doesn’t mean it has to become a monument to a rare burst of creative enthusiasm.

We’re not perpetual motion machines, we’re human. We expect to lose momentum. We expect that there will be discouragements, delays, distractions, derailments and disappointments.

And when it inevitably happens, we don’t beat ourselves up, we simply start again. We don’t let our fleeing sense of impatience give way, we simply start again. And we don’t distort our work by not allowing it proper timing, we simply start again.

Trusting that we will reengage with the original joy that got us here in the first place.

That’s what yoga teaches us. To trust the tempo of our own timing.

How are you bolstering your sense of being in the right place at the right time?

Scott Ginsberg is the author of 40 books, a TEDx speaker, the world record holder of wearing nametags, and the author A Year in Hot Yoga: Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat. Scott is a Community Leader at Yoga Tribe Brooklyn, where he is a daily practitioner and the Managing Editor of their award winning blog. Learn more at  www.nametagscott.com

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