There are many things in life that we all have to push through is not giving up. It comes in cycles. You get really motivated and if you’re not careful, you go into justifying why its okay and you will get back into a flow after a while. As time keeps going you fall off completely telling yourself the goal was necessary. Such a harsh pattern to be in.
There are ways to get past. One take your bigger goal and break it down into smaller goals. This is a good way to get the motivation moving towards the goal of completion. With technology there’s no reason you can’t keep your goals in your mind, on your phone, and in your vision. What are you doing daily to keep the goals fresh on your to do list? I usually look at my vision board that I took a picture of and attack one thing in each category that will get me to the finish line. How can I be productive? How can I use that idle scrolling on social media time to push me to better limits? This is the mindset to have daily.
Failure is a apart of life. We win and lose at variations. Failure hurts. Failure burns. Failure is embarrassing. Some of my most humbling failures still make me emotional but I know it is necessary for my story down the line. Consistency is necessary and staying the course comes from not getting stuck in the giving up cycle, where we let the human part of justifying why we fell off and staying in that part of cycle stalls our progress. Think about it in simple ways. If you ask a kid why they did something they most likely squirm making up excuses that don’t make sense. That is how we look in the mirror of life using excuses like “not having enough money,” “too tired,” “not strong enough,” etc. Meanwhile those who have less than us take the same excuses we sell ourselves in their watered down versions and make magic.
Giving up cycle comes to all of us. Just because you see someone have a different level of success than her, stop focusing on that. Focus on how you can take charge of your areas, stay out of the giving up cycle and find ways to rise above it. Life is already going to deal its own cards, why add onto it by sabotaging yourself. Start this week writing down what you want to do to be successful on your own terms. How will you make it happen? Focus on that this week not the small failures you may have experienced this past week. It will only keep you on the hamster wheel and not much will happen there.
Make that list.
Make a plan for that list.
Find joy in the midst of pain.
Make this week better than last week!
You got this!