Have you heard that saying often like me and feel like it resonates with you?


Or is this your first time seeing that saying?

Do you know the history of this quote?


Well I learnt that it came from the Alcoholics Anonymous chapter on how it works. The exact quote is this:

“No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.”


So in light of the full quote, what exactly does that mean?


Well, I believe that we all strive for different things in life be it physical, personal, professional, mental or emotional and they all require some focus, some change and some disciplined and honest self reflection and action on our part.

In that journey of striving, the key thing is to let go of getting it perfectly right and to also let go of that ideal and instead if you can honestly say that you’ve tried your best, then you can finish your day fulfilled and wake up refreshed the next day to do just that much better.

So let go of your ideal of perfect and commit to honestly doing your best and edging your life closer and closer to where you want to be and celebrate every success and or failure along the way, as long as you get up and keep trying, keep making progress.

Don’t ever believe you can’t do something. If you have a dream you’ve got to go for it not matter what other people think. Believe in yourself and know that you are more than capable of achieving it, and most importantly, believe that you deserve it. When people tell you that you can’t do something it’s usually because they couldn’t do it themselves! Ignore negative people who put you down and make you feel inferior or inadequate.

Surround yourself with people who believe in you and support you along your journey.  This is why our Tribe Community is SO important and being a part of it will ensure you reach your goals.

If you really want something, you’ve got to do everything in your power to get it!

Commit yourself to your dream, plan what needs to be done to achieve it, be consistent, dedicated and resilient. Pick yourself back up no matter how many times you fall and keep persevering until your reach your goal!

Be responsible for yourself, your life and your happiness. Your life is yours alone so rise up and live it to the best of your ability and don’t ever settle for being anything but your best!

And remember, I am your biggest fan!


Ways to Track your Progress

  1. Our Progress Tracker

I’ve created a downloadable tracker for you to log your own fitness, strength and fatloss journey.

In my experience, women can often be the worst at not acknowledging their successes and celebrating the progress they have made.  This is essential in your journey to ensure that you will want to continue to be motivated to change.  If you don’t make the change a joyous, fun and desired thing, then why would you want to stick to it!


3. The Best Me Fit Life Journal

I’ve recently started to use this journal to track my own goals and with its own space to note your nutrition, workouts plus feedback on what is working and not working and adding in your favourite affirmations.  It is an amazing investment for a 12 week plan.


And Remember to celebrate your Wins every week in our Tribe of Kettlebell Warrior Goddesses here >>

Lisa Barwise

Author Lisa Barwise

Hi, I'm Lisa. I consider myself a Wellness Alchemist, the catalyst in the transformation of Strong Women around the world. Strong of mind, body and character.

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