If you’re like me, nothing ever happens quickly enough. After losing nearly 100 lbs., I’ve gained a bit back, and I am so frustrated by the time it’s taking me to get those 30 lbs. off. I’ll have a great two weeks, and then have a setback. I’ll get back on track, only for a hip strain to take me out of commission for a week. I berate myself daily, thinking that something must be wrong with me that I can’t just get it together and keep it there.
In today’s post, Leo offers the following advice on change:
- Give up on the results. Instead focus on the step in front of you.
- Give up on the fantasy. Instead be curious about what it’s really like when you try it.
- Don’t be motivated by achieving the ideal. Be motivated by compassion for yourself and helping others.
- Don’t be caught up in quick results. Savor the slow change.
- Forget about the happiness of the outcome. Instead find happiness in the learning.
- Don’t worry about perfect execution. The entire point is to learn about yourself.