Now that you are taking action on your goals and following your passion, it is going to get really hard so be prepared. The reason it is going to get hard is because you’re probably not going to see results as fast as you want. You may become frustrated so it is important to recognize the victories, no matter how small. Once you take action, it can be one month, one year, two years or longer to start seeing any kind of major results. If you pay close attention you will see small positive things happen over time. These small victories are bringing you closer to your ultimate goals.
After you have identified what you are truly passionate about and what gets you excited to wake up in the morning, time becomes a non-issue. Every day you are doing something you love.
Patience will be key during this process. People want it now. When it doesn’t happen quickly, that is when we give up.
Small victories must be celebrated to keep spirits high. If there isn’t a seismic shift, you automatically assume there are no results. Identify one thing a day that got you closer to your goal. It may be as simple as learning something knew. These acknowledgements will get you through the challenging times and reward you for all your hard work. Small victories will also keep you headed in the right direction…Forward!
During these tough times, you will think about giving up. That’s okay. Everyone who is pursuing a major goal will feel like giving up many times. The reality is only a small percentage of of people actually keep going when it gets tough. Most people don’t have it in them to push through the adversity. As soon as someone gets tired and frustrated, they tap out and their goals are put to the side. It will take tremendous discipline to get where you want to go.
If you have it in you, push forward when it gets hard and celebrate all the victories. You will be able to represent that small percentage of people who actually makes it happen.