Here’s an open letter to anyone who may need it.
Your are constantly proving to be your own worst enemy. You set a plan, work your tail off, and just when you’re almost to the point where you start seeing results, you quit, backpedal, or blow off whatever would help you reach your goals. Be it a diet, an education, a relationship, a career — I am frustrated with you, mostly because I want you to succeed, but you keep doing things the hard way and are getting in the way of your best self.
“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve.”
— Debbie Millman
You see, friend, I have been there. Time and time again, I find myself having to reach toward the final stretch and I just stop. There’s no good reason for it, but I have done it, and right now, I’m watching you do it. Sometimes, we want a sprint, not a marathon. Sometimes, we want a quick fix or a fast solution. Sometimes, we just want to go through the motions and hope that we get excited about whatever we’re aiming for. The truth is, the real problem is your mindset.
“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals — that is, goals that do not inspire them.”
— Tony Robbins
So how do we build in better goals so that you can be inspired and achieve them? How can we move this mountain, or climb it, or overcome it in a way that will make us keep pushing forward?
Your Self-Sabotaging Friend