"It is a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up"
I am reading the book, The 12 week year. They talk about that the issue isn't a lack of knowledge, it is a lack of execution. That the break down is not in , not knowing, it is in not doing.
So, I got to work, reading and researching a bit. I ran upon a wonderful podcast by Brooke Castillo talking about how quitting slows us down. I hung on every word and the whole thing really resignated with me. I had a light bulb moment, and I know you will too! This is one of many tools to put in your tool box. Sit up straight my friends and take notes.
We can let ourselves off the hook just a bit. IT IS OUR BRAINS!! It is our brain's job to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and not to expend too much energy.
Do you hear what I am telling you, your brain is telling you to eat ice-cream, don't exercise because it hurts and don't get off the couch really. Your brain is working against you. Your primitive brain that is.
We will have to work on retraining or using a different part of our brains. We have to practice not quitting. We have became really good at quitting. Quitting has became a source of false pleasure. We quit in order to find sweet relief, and then we justify it. I am too busy, it is the holidays, I wasn't doing any good anyway, I had one donut, might as well binge for 3 days and then quit. You realize that is equivalent to slashing your other 3 tires when 1 goes flat right? Too hard.. Not working..I'm confused or dont get it..
What is your reason for quitting? Knowing your quit will allow you to over come it or at best start working on moving forward instead of stalling or stopping.
Just know, they are all excuses.
Commitment is freedom y'all. When you stop, and commit to a process, to a goal, you are giving yourself freedom. If you worry you are going to fail, then FINE! You will only fail forward, but you will definitely be closer to your goal than when you started. If you commit to not quitting then you don't have to worry about failing if you quit. That is the most confusing but simpliest concept in my history of ever, and I hope it tickles your fancy just as well.