Have you ever started something that you knew you had to finish but you quickly began to lose steam in the pursuit? You know what you’re after is needed to make your life a happier place but your drive and excitement seem to have just dissipated.
That’s the place a lot of people find themselves in just before they quit something they should never have quit. When we have a new idea or are introduced to a new idea, that idea gets into us and excites us. It’s easy to get started. Because we’re excited! But that excitement is not a lasting effect and it fades. Often very quickly.
So how do we combat that urge to throw in the towel on something that might seem more difficult than it’s worth? Well, we have to ask ourselves if the outcome is in fact worth what we’re putting into it. We have to project our thinking to the moment where we’ve met our goal. What do we feel in that moment? Is it accomplishment? Is it fulfillment? Is it a sense of freedom?
Now, don’t let your current feelings of struggle and discouragement stand in your way of passing as fair of a judgment as possible on what might be at the moment of attaining the goal. Take a deep breath and imagine yourself there, at your current goal’s end. Is it where you would want to see yourself?
If it is, then you have to get pissed. Pissed that you might lose out on those things that you’d experience. Pissed that your life will never change and that it will forever be as miserable as it is right now. Anger is stronger than sorrow and can burn through fear. If there are things in your life right now that you HATE and attaining a certain goal or goals will somehow free you from that misery, you have to fight every nonsense feeling that comes your way. It has to be an immediate shift within me where I say, “I will NEVER experience this again. Whatever I have to do to free myself from this pit of nothing, I am going to do. Right now.”
And then go do it.