We are a world that wants instant gratification. We want results now. We want to reach our goals now. We don't want to wait. And a lot of times, we don't want to work for it. Or if we do and we are set back for whatever reason, we give up.
We want instant results. Instant weight loss. Instant success. Instant relationship success. Instant athletic abilities. Instant <fill in the blank with whatever you want>.
It often takes years to get to where you are unhappy, overweight, out of shape, whatever the case may be. Yet, we want to instantly reverse that in a blink of an eye.
We want to workout one time, eat healthy for a couple days, start a business....and POOF...we are successful and healthy and have lost weight!
Believe me, I am guilty of this too. I want to hurry things along and be where I want to be without a whole lot of time and/or effort.
But I also know it doesn't work that way.
I know that everything that is worth having or achieving is also worth working for. And yes, some things may come instantly or faster than others, but they will all still require work.
I started my health coaching business almost 5 years ago now (I can't even believe that!) and I don't wonder why it's not further along than it is. I focused on it for a year or so and then found something else to focus on. I've just recently gotten back into it and have been very successful since putting my time and energy into it.
I know...shocking, right?
But we don't want to believe or admit that. We don't want to do the hard work that is often necessary to achieve success. Because what comes with that is usually some failures. And we all hate failing.
In fact, I used to be afraid of failing. Which is silly. Because failing is inevitable.
Yes, you read that right.
Without failures, you wouldn't know what does and doesn't work. You aren't going to get things right on the first try. Or at least most of us don't. And when that something doesn't work, you move on to the next.
Failures are great growth opportunities. Cross out what doesn't work and move on. Don't give up!
Remember, success and getting and seeing results is a long game. It takes time and effort and work. Put in the work and effort and you will see results.
Need help reaching those goals? I'm your girl! Personal training. Health coaching. Nutrition advice. Skincare. Let's talk! I'd love to help you get where you want to be!
Have a beautifully blessed week!
With love and wellness,