You start out full steam ahead, inspired, driven, excited about a new idea, business, diet, workout, etc. You’re ready to do it, take on the world and prove yourself, once and for all. You’re ready to START.
That first day, you do it all, just like you’re supposed to. You’re proud of yourself. It was hard, challenging, but you accomplished your goal for that day and you drift off to sleep satisfied. The problems start the following day…
You start to think… “Well I did it yesterday and I’m so tired. I could take this day off and start up again tomorrow. I should ease into it right? Start slow? Maybe this isn’t the right time to be doing this?”
EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK.
And all of a sudden, just like that, you’ve stopped. You quit and you convinced yourself it was ok to do so.
The simple fact is that if you want real change, if you want to be amazing, it takes hard work and it’s not pretty. Everyday you have to convince yourself to START. You have to have that same enthusiasm, excitement, and belief in what you’re doing.
In essence it is a one step process, where you have to start and start and start again. The question becomes, do you really want it?