“With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.” Antoine Griezmann
Hard work plays a major part in achieving your goals. Without it how can you achieve anything? When I reflect on the things I have accomplished in life I realize it was my effort and hard work that helped me achieve my goals.
Why does achieving your goals require hard work? To me working on your goals shouldn’t feel like hard work but that’s the terminology we are all use to. It should be fun and exciting not painful and dreadful.
When I first started working out I did it to get in shape and it was times when I didn’t want to go because quite frankly, I didn’t enjoy it at the time. I wanted this certain body, but I didn’t want to put in the work. Putting in the work just required me to be consistent. There were days and weeks I didn’t go because I didn’t like going. So, I finally decided one day to change my mindset about working out. I didn’t do exercises I didn’t like to do. I focused on building my body with exercises I enjoyed. The main reason why I wasn’t seeing results is because I wasn’t pushing myself when I did my workouts. Since I didn’t like going, I didn’t put the effort in to achieve the results.
If you genuinely have a goal you want to achieve you have to start looking at it in a way that you will enjoy it. The journey is long and hard so why not make it fun. For example, eating healthy. People ask me for advice on what to eat. I give them ideas and I even given them meal plans, but I always tell them to eat healthy foods they like. Don’t try to eat what I eat. What’s made for me may not be for them. The reason I tell them this is because if they are trying to be healthier and they are cooking food they don’t like they are more likely to give up. Yes, the journey to being healthier can be difficult so why eat food you don’t like when there are options that will give you the same results.
Don’t make your life difficult. I can’t stress this enough. We make things hard on ourselves. Accomplishing goals isn’t a hard task. It takes consistency and effort. If you don’t have these two things, then you won’t be able to accomplish anything. I know people who have accomplished a lot and if they didn’t enjoy the journey they wouldn’t be where they are at right now.
So, remember today the journey to your goals may seem hard but have fun while you are working towards them. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to you just have to believe it. Your hard work will pay off. Don’t give up now you’re almost at the finish line.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney