Don’t decrease the goal, increase the effort
So often, people give up on what they truly want because things get tough. In today’s society, people are always trying to find the “easy way” or the “quick fix” because no one can handle the fact that they might actually have to put in effort, change up their behavior a little, & work for the things that want.
So when we’re feeling the pressure yet still want to get ahead, what do we do? We make things easier on ourselves:
1️⃣ Start to excuse our behavior
2️⃣ Tell ourselves, “I’ll REALLY start Monday”
3️⃣ Lower the bar that we’ve set
4️⃣ Talk negatively about others successes
These things are the start of bad-habit forming around our goals & the reasoning for us to begin acting on these feelings—the “hard.”
Rather than start trying to make things easier, we need to start owning up to the toughness that comes along with behavior change & practice new habits:
1️⃣When we feel the need to make excuses, actively stop our brain from doing so. Find something to combat the excuse instead.
2️⃣Instead of starting Monday, let yourself make that mistake, own up to it & continue on. Don’t derail until “Monday” & try starting all over again.
3️⃣Lowering the bar is not the solution—& never will be! Don’t let this one get the best of you! Embrace the “suck” & stick to it. Holding yourself to high standards is KEY in getting yourself closer to that end goal. Remember, your goals MUST challenge you or they are not goals, but rather just everyday tasks.
4️⃣Talking negatively about others is something many people do, but in the end, helps 🙅🏼♀️. Negative talk shows insecurity & low self-confidence—plain & simple..don’t let that be YOU.
☝🏼Remember this: a diamond was simply a chunk of coal that did well under pressure💎