Get into the habit of dedicating to goals in the long term. By allowing yourself enough time to complete them, you make it a lot more likely for them to happen
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1. Plan for the long-term
The bigger the goal you set for yourself, the longer you should set for reaching it. Large goals will have difficult obstacles to overcome and problems to solve. These take time.
When setting goals, it’s good to think in terms of months or years. This gives you a realistic frame of reference for the amount of time you need to achieve them. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time. Goals often take longer than you realise. When you can set a path long into the future and become dedicated to that, you make it more likely for those goals to happen.
2. Don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results
It’s normal not to see huge results right away.
When you don’t see immediate results, you might think you’re never going to see any so you should give up. But that’s not how it usually works. Just because you don’t see instant results doesn’t mean you’re never going to see any. It’s like those people who work out at the gym and give up after a few weeks because they don’t see anything happening. It’s not that simple and easy. If it was, everyone would be doing it.
3. Don’t commit to things you shouldn’t
It’s much easier to set commitments than to actually see them all the way through. You should resist that temptation to set targets you don’t actually have the drive to complete. What’s worse is that setting an objective and giving up on it right away undermines your ability to dedicate to future goals. It makes you comfortable with the idea of hesitation and irresolution.
That doesn’t mean people shouldn’t try things to see if they like it. It’s perfectly fine to try something new. But before you set that weight loss target, you should make sure the exercise you’re doing to reach it is something you could do every week for several months.