Subconscious self-sabotage

When setting goals, it’s the upside of reaching those goals that get most, if not all, the focus. The promise of a fitter, stronger, more energetic body understandably steals our attention.

But in doing so, we ignore the downsides of getting and maintaining the goals we’ve set.

Before you carve your goals in marble, ask yourself:

What are the downsides you have to endure to get to your goals? Are you willing to take on those downsides?

If you are, excellent, go forth. Carve the marble.

If not, still excellent. You now have the freedom to explore new goals. Goals with hardships you’re more willing to accept.

It’s easier to put up with the downsides when you know what to expect.

-J