You can probably list a thousand reasons to throw in the towel and call it quits. Reasons like…
Now let me provide a logical counter argument for each reason stated above. I believe these can be used across the board for all types of goals that you feel like giving up on.
1. It’s taking too long
It will never EVER happen if you stop now. That’s ridiculous. Totally counter-productive and it would be insane if you quit at this point. If this is one of your excuses, then you need to think about how far you’ve come and think about where you will be in another month or even next year! Your future self will definitely kick you if you give up.
2. I’m not seeing results
Question: Are you tracking your results? Maybe you are making headway, but you have no way of knowing. I also find it hard to believe that if you are in ANY way moving in the direction of your goal that you are not making some sort of progress. Every step, no matter how small, counts and is compounding day by day. My suggestion, is to make sure you have a way of tracking your daily activities and/or switch up your routine and seek out other ways to achieve your desired results.
3. It’s too painful
No pain – no gain! The pain of change is better than the pain of staying the same! Either way it’s painful, but the person you will become because of the pain (aka growth) you are experiencing now is going to be so SO worth it.
4. I don’t want to be a failure
Then don’t give up.
5. I can’t catch a break
Life doesn’t always go the way we plan it, but as long as you keep your eyes on the prize (FOCUS), keep your head up (Don’t dwell on negative thoughts), stay positive (Repeat affirmations if you need to), and keeping making progress – every single day – it will all pay off.
Lastly, remember, you are still in control and "This Too, Shall Pass."
Oh, look! Here are some printable packets that could help you stay motivated and track your progress!