EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY
The death of all motivation is due in most cases to one thing and one thing only - improperly managed expectations.
We’ve all been there.
You pick a goal, start your process, and for the most part it’s going great.
Then things start to slow down.
Fat-loss isn’t as easy as it was in the beginning. When the weight was just falling off you.
Your strength isn’t developing like it was. Kilos aren’t being added to the bar each week like they used to when you first started out.
All in all, you start getting really pissed off at the fact you are having to work harder and harder to gain increasingly diminishing returns
It’s easy to see how you would become increasingly frustrated at this depressing state of affairs.
But do you really want to know what the kicker is? It’s your fault.
Getting depressed at the bodies ability to adapt to a stressor (what ultimately causes all rates of adaptation to slow down), is like drinking poison and waiting for someone else to die. The primary issue here is that you went in to this process without a proper understanding of whether or not your expectations of the process matched up with the reality of the process.
Have you set an unrealistic time frame?
Did you underestimate the impact attacking this goal would have on your life?
Regardless. The expectation doesn’t match the reality of the task at hand.
This is why it is so important to ensure that you step in to any goal after an objective assessment as to whether or not your goal is achievable.
Long term success is fundamentally created by long term habit formation. It' doesn’t happen over night.
You need to set out a plan that takes in to account your lifestyle, your priorities, your work, you age, you gender, and a number of other vitally important factors to set out a maintainable long term strategy.
God knows I love enthusiasm. I really do. But going straight out of the gate like a bat out of hell to attack your goal only works for so long.
I believe I can help you. So if this blog has struck a chord with you - please don’t hesitate to get in touch.