I cover this in my 5 Step Goal Getting System.
I call it "Expanding Your Wall of Endurance". There are many times when we know we should do something because honestly we'd love the results but for some reason we just don't want to get off our butts.
Think of the results you want and imagine how you will feel and what life will look like when you get it. Now, once you have that powerful image in mind, look back to what you're supposed to do right now to produce the result you're looking for and instead of thinking about getting it all done right now, just say to yourself "I'm just gonna do a little bit". Cause remember, you weren't going to do anything at all right? So a little is better than nothing and at this point it's not even to get the full result that you're looking for. We're going to expand your wall of endurance.
So for example:
You look at the sink full of dishes and think "Oh man! I don't feel like doing that". But then you think to yourself "Hold on! Coach Luc told me this is a wall so I'm gonna commit to doing just a little bit". You decide to do just 7 dishes and stop and at this point you do one of two things:
1. Go sit down and say job well done! I was gonna do nothing but I broke past those feelings and did some anyways or
2. That really wasn't that bad, I think I'm gonna do some more.
Let's use worst case scenario:
You looked at the dishes, had crazy gross feelings but decided to ignore those feelings and do just a little bit. You've acted in spite of your gross feelings! Now you realize it's possible to act regardless of how you feel.
Everyday, you see the sink of dishes and think "I'm just gonna do a little bit". After a few days of doing this, it will start to get easier and easier to do. So on day 5 you decide, I'm gonna do just a bit more this time. So you do 12 dishes and your confidence is increasing. At this point, seeing the sink is no longer a wall. 7 dishes is also no longer a wall. 12 dishes is your new wall of endurance. You've expanding your wall dramatically! You keep expanding until your wall is no longer in existence and what used to be a wall has now become a habit. It's pretty much unconscious.
As you approach your walls in this way, you will develop a resilience that will be habitual in nature and success will come to you much more easily.
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Remember to live life with passion, purpose and fulfillment every day because life is too short to have it any other way.