“Your body is not Amazon Prime. It does not show up in two days”.
In context it was meant to take a jab at fad dieting. However upon greater reflection the expectation of near instant gratification plagues us in many ways not just with regards to our eating habits.
We live in a digital age where we are surrounded by what appear to be overnight success stories.
We have expectations of starting venture, whether it be fitness, business, or personal, and having it come to fruition without struggle. We expect to see a road paved with gold sooner rather than later. I mean I a saw it on Shark Tank or Instagram, how hard could it be? It worked for them why won’t it work for me?
What we don’t see is the countless nights without sleep, hours spent training, the multiple failures, and endless amounts of determination that went into making the dream take flight. However, among successful people there are a few traits that, regardless of discipline, are shared across the board.
I love Goal Getters.
Because they're the ones taking action, taking a risk, and putting feet to the pavement to make things happen. They're not the ones you get tired of hearing of what they'll do "one day". No! Because they're too busy making things happen today.
Sounds envious doesn't it? It should.
Because if you're anything like me, you're happy to let the rest of the world talk about their dreams. You want to smash some goals.
So how do you become a GOAL Getter?
No one has the time to wait anymore.
We want everything instantly. And when it takes longer than expected?
We quit. Well, “most” people do. They lose their stomach for the long game. It’s why most people never drop those 15 extra pounds or reach their goals. It’s not a microwavable instant hit.
But this? This is what will make you successful.