Everyone starts out on a new adventure with the same confidence.

We’ll just put our foot down and arrive in now time.

Never mind the statistics that most diet changes fail; the weight never stays off; most new enterprises fail; we’re still surprised when we fall off.

Failure is not the problem. The problem is the rush of self-flagellating that follows.

We beat ourselves up and continue to wallow off the wagon.

One of the hardest lessons to learn is to correct those stinging, self-doubting thoughts.

They’re what holds us back more than anything. We have to learn how to make room for the things we want to do, without punishing ourselves for them.

We all need to take some time off from driving the wagon.

Play in the mud for a bit. Stop to sniff the daisies on the roadside.

Just don’t let the wagon get out of sight.