I bet that the trap has caught every one of us at some point. I know it’s grabbed me a couple of times. And it’s so bloody difficult to escape from it.
Here’s how it works. When things are going well, we often forget where we’re going.
Now, what do I mean by that?
It’s the easiest thing in the world to look at your journey and feel upset that you’re not there yet. It’s especially easy when you’re just starting out. You’re not seeing the changes straight away and you forget why you’re doing the things you’re doing.
Of course you forget. You can’t see anything happening.
That’s the trap because there’s plenty of good stuff happening.
You’re making so many small changes each and every day. And over time, they’re building up and helping you to get where you need to be. But these changes are incremental. There’s no huge "transformation" moment that you can point to on your journey.
You can’t point back at the "wow" moment.
That can trick you into thinking nothing’s happened at all. Once your mind goes in that direction, it’s easy to stop your journey.
So, how do you avoid the trap?
It’s something that sounds so simple but it’s actually really difficult to get right.
You need to recognise that success comes from all of the boring stuff. The good little habits that you’re adopting are going to make you successful. They may not be exciting but they’re getting you where you need to go.
Think of it like this.
You could hit golf balls every day. And over time, you’re going to get better at hitting the ball further and straighter. But when you look back over the time you spent hitting balls, you’re not going to be able to point to one moment where you got "better".
The entire journey was important to get you where you are.
It’s the same thing with weight loss, so make sure you avoid the trap.
I believe in you.