Goal setting is an essential factor to our success. That’s why anyone who is serious about achieving any worthwhile endevour must have goals in almost every aspects of their lives.
Goals can include: To write a book , to increase your sales, to stop a bad habit, to read ten pages of books daily, to exercise daily. Etc.
The excitement builds up when we first get started. We dedicate to stick to a routine to write, workout, or make phone calls every day, week, and month. Then the reality of the struggle appears.
After a while, the excitement fades away. We no longer feel the same level of dedication to stick to the same routine every single day. We feel like giving up.
Research from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that grit is the characteristic linked most closely to success.
Here’s what you can do today to develop more grit when you feel like giving up…
1. Everything is temporary .
No matter how difficult it gets, nothing is ever permanent. That discomfort from your job, the workout you’re enduring, the location you live in — it’s all temporary.
We live in a world that’s far better than it has ever been in history through technology, science, and economic standards. But we’ve become so accustomed to expecting immediate results in our lives, that our level of tolerance have diminished over time.
Just remember that your workout will be finished in less than an hour, your report will be completed by tomorrow morning, and no matter how hard the week gets, the weekend is right around the corner.
Have a different perspective. Look past the moment you’re in, and remember that everything is temporary.
2. One step at a time .
When we set out to build a wall, instead of one brick at a time, our brain isn’t able to make the connection on how we can get there. This makes us feel overwhelm and prevents us from ever getting started.
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This doesn’t mean you don’t have a vision for what you want. Having an end goal that you can visualize is essential. But the way you get there is to lay one brick at a time.
3. Focus On The Feeling Of The Achievement
Anything worth doing is going to be challenging. Implying that nothing good comes that easy .
To develop the type of body you want, you’re going to have to endure pain and patience.
To build the business you want, it’ll take everything you’ve got. To have a relationships that lasts a lifetime, you’re going to have to make sacrifices.
But the feeling of achievement in the end will always outweigh the challenge you experience in the moment.
When you feel like giving up in the moment, focus your attention on the positive emotions you will feel when you’ve achieved your goal.
This shift in perspective can be the difference between quitting and persisting through until the end.
4. Focus on the process.
Seeking perfection is the fastest route to giving up too early, or worse, never getting started.Instead, focus on the process. Focus on just showing up, every single day.
Is it our job to be at our absolute best when we show up? I doubt it.Our job is to show up and do the work. Everything else will take care of itself.
According to Woody Allen “Eighty Percent Of Success Is Showing Up.” Focus your attention on what’s in front of you. Enjoy the present moment and allow the future to take care of itself.