You started working towards your goal but you’re failing.
You’re trying hard but every day is a struggle. You’re finding it hard to just keep up with life let alone find time to workout, eat healthy and update your journal/log.
In fact, most days it feels like more stress than something that helps.
What’s the point if it’s just making things worse?
These are the thoughts we have when we’re focusing on failure. We’re focussed on the struggle, how hard it is and how far away our goals are.
We missed another workout. We had another bad meal or binged last night. The list goes on and on for all of the things we’re failing at.
But what if we changed our perspective?
What if instead of comparing our daily success and failures to our goal, we compared it to where we started from?
Let me give an example:
Your goal is to workout 5-6 days per week. You missed 3 of those days and only worked out 3x this week. 3 out of 6 is a failure. It’s just simple math.
But what if we compare that to your life before you started. You likely started at 0 workouts per week.
Your goal is to workout 5-6 days per week. You missed 3 of those days and only worked out 3x this week. From 0 to 3 is a big improvement! It’s just simple math.
In the end it’s the exact same week and exact same result. In both cases you workout 3x in a week. Looking at it one way it’s a failure and likely stressful. But when you focus on success it’s most likely motivating and encouraging.
So, are you focusing on failure or success? Are you seeing your growth or where you still need to go?
Your results are the same, but one makes you want to quit and the other will keep you going.
The choice is yours.