At some point in life, every single person has given up on making some kind of change that was important to them. New Year’s resolutions are the prime example of how damaging the cycle can be: we muster up the courage to make a plan, ultimately fall short, and somehow feel worse than when we started. But we’re not actually any worse off. We just feel that way because we got our hopes up.
“Our expectations are sky high, and we’re prone to giving up at the first sign of struggle or obstacles.” — Tommy Baker, The 1% Rule