“The problem with New Year’s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape’ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if you’re a world-class CEO – you’ll quit”. Tim Ferriss
Today I was at the gym at 4.20 am, like I do every day. The gym was empty (yes who in their right mind would be working out so early). However at 5.30 am, and as I was about to leave, the gym was fully packed. Although I was happy to see a lot of people working out and breaking out a sweat, I know that they won’t last long. Statistics show that by the end of January or mid-February, people abandon their resolutions and go back to their usual self.
On my way home I kind of felt bad for them and in general for all the people that wait until the 31st of December, make a huge list of new habits, get all pumped up, start all motivated and won’t make it past February. I also thought about those people that stick to their resolutions (yes, there are few ones that we do) and those that don’t have to wait for a special date to start or change.
It got me thinking: If everybody is so weak and don’t have the willingness to stick to their goals, there lies an opportunity. You can rise above the mediocrity and stand up. It just takes a lot of guts, willpower, conviction, and motivation. So here is your daily reminder. Don’t wait, get started, be above the average and keep grinding!
And it works for everything that you do. Just keep going.
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