Let’s say you’ve taken on a lofty goal of working out every day. You’re a few weeks in and then you miss a day. A week later, you miss two days. A month later, you’ve given up completely. This is quite a common tale and not one you should be despairing over. There are all kinds of reasons why you could be feeling discouraged, but we’re about to convince you to change your mind. If you’re about to give up on your goals, here’s what you should consider.
Manage Your Expectations
Famous entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has a quote that people overestimate what they can accomplish in one year, and underestimate what they can accomplish in five years. The wisdom behind this idea is simple: you can accomplish anything, as long as you give yourself enough time to do it. The only problem is, you’re expecting instant results.
Avoid Instant Gratification
Our modern society constantly promotes instant gratification. It tells us that we can have anything we want at a moment’s notice and that we don’t have to work for it at all. This is super problematic because it endorses a mindset that neglects true work ethic. True success doesn’t happen overnight, which is why you shouldn’t give up just because it’s not working out for you so quickly. Give it time, and enjoy the process!