The quick fix.
The shortcut to a destination.
The fast track to success.
Sounds nice doesn't it?
On social media, I see ads everyday that preach this message. I also have talked to a lot of folks who want to reach a goal, but want to attain it without doing the required work.
If this is your thought process, you need to remove it immediately. If you believe that there's an easy path to the promised land I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but there's not.
If you want something, no matter how big or small, there's a required amount of difficulty that you will need to endure to reach your goals.
So if you have a goal and you've missed the mark after multiple attempts what should you do?
My first tip would be to reflect. Reflect why you missed the mark. Understand why you gave up on the journey.
What was your mindset? What did you do when you faced your first sign of adversity?
I believe people give up because they underestimate how difficult their goal will be to attain. As humans, if we look too far ahead we're setting ourselves up for failure. So when we're hit with adversity on day 1 or 2, we give up because our brains tell us this goal will be too hard to reach.
After you reassess, get back on the path.
It's okay to fall off the road to success. We all take temporary exits. What matters is that you eventually get back on the road. It's never too late to make a change in your life for the better.
Turning onto the on-ramp is the first factor in success. Now the question is, how do you stay on the road?
For a higher likelihood of success, you need to change your goals. Obviously, you should have a long term goal, but this should be on the back burner. You need to have goals that will keep you on the road from start to finish.
I use weight loss because that's one topic I love to discuss.
Like all goals, losing weight is hard. Let's take a person who has to lose 100 pounds.
If you look down the barrel at losing 100 pounds, you're probably going to crumble. Break down your goals into small pieces.
Win the day. Win the hour. Win the minute.
When you win the minute that's going to turn into you winning the hour. This will result in winning the day. Days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and months turn to years.
It's all a process so the end shouldn't be your main goal. Take little steps with massive action and it will change your life.
In the end of the day, I'm a firm believer that if you want something you're going to go get it. I'm not here to tell you how to do it. I just want to give you my advice for you to become the best version of yourself.
Despite this, here's one FACT: No matter how you go about your journey, you need to stop thinking that there's a quick fix to getting to where you want to go. There's not.
If you find a shortcut, it probably won't be sustainable and you'll be back to Phase 1.
Trust the process, embrace the journey, and change your life. It's that simple.
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