You all want to implement these habits because you want to shape your life in a certain way – you want certain results from these habits.
The challenge I’m proposing today is important because when we don’t see results we quickly lose our motivation and fall off the wagon of positive change.
What we need to understand is that a lack of results isn’t a bad thing as long as we can make use of it in a positive way.
When we’re taking the actions we know are necessary to get the results we’re looking for, without actually getting the results, we’re learning a really valuable lesson.
It means we need to refine our action – we need to act differently than we have been, because we now know what doesn’t work.
A lack of results might mean we need to push harder, we need to do more, or it can mean we need to push and work differently.
We’re all unique and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. By the same token, what worked for us a month or a week ago might not work anymore. We need to be adaptive and responsive to the situation at hand.
Even seeing these emails – at first they might have motivated the hell out of you. But we become immune to what we get used to. We don’t see the same responses from ourselves to external stimuli that we grow accustomed to.
In a way, we need to learn how to trick ourselves to keep pushing towards our goals.
I challenge you to re-define your relationship to your habit goals.
Take a step back, look at how far you’ve gotten, determine what got you there. Ask yourself whether what’s gotten you this far will continue to push you even further towards your goals.
If the answer to that question is yes, great, keep going.
If the answer to that question is no, or if you want to see better results more quickly, ask yourself what you can do differently and act accordingly.
Source: Ariel Banayan on Partners in Grind