The Simple Secret to Achieving Your Goals
Updated: Feb 5
We are living in a have-it-all, have-it-NOW world. Access to anything you desire is literally a key stroke away.
There’s one-click ordering. There’s food delivery in 30 minutes or less. There’s "instant" credit available at the point of purchase.
More so than any time in history, we have forgotten the value of hard work, delayed gratification and sacrifice.
Can you blame us? Mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now.
The problem with this have-it-all-right-now mindset is that real accomplishments require hard work, sacrifice and delayed gratification. And these real accomplishments are where true satisfaction is found.
Think about it for a moment. When was the last time that you felt proud of something that you’ve done? I doubt that it was for the shoe purchase that you just one-click ordered online :) More likely it was for a big project that you tackled at work, or a meal that you cooked for your family, or an 10K (or marathon!) that you finished.
Those proud moments have one thing in common: they all required hard work, sacrifice and delayed gratification. You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, you put in the miles.
And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satisfaction of having worked hard over a period of time for something you desired.
Learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification, rather than getting something right now, is a skill. This skill will grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacrifice your immediate wants in favor of your larger accomplishments will become easier the more you use it.
Get comfortable with delayed gratification and you’ll achieve any goal easier.
I know that’s not what any of us want to hear. We’d prefer the one-click-to-dream-body button over months of sticking to a nutrition plan and consistent workouts. But by embracing and enhancing your ability to sacrifice your short term wants for your long term goals, you’ll gain traction on all of your big life goals, including getting that healthy, fit body.
I’m here to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Yes, it’s going to require that you put in the work and stay focused on your long term goals instead of immediate desires, and I’ll be there with you every step of the way.
Call or email me today to learn how I can help you.