Let’s face it, achieving some of our goals feels like we are climbing Mount Everest! It’s a long hard climb with plenty of pitfalls and setbacks along the way. Fatigue sets in which likely leads to failure.
In the face of adversity it’s easy to give up.
Sometimes giving up may be the right thing to do – maybe the goal we set was too ambitious or circumstances have changed, which means the goal is no longer achievable or realistic.
BUT before we give up, wouldn’t it be good if we had a checklist of questions to work though that ensures that we aren’t giving up too soon. What if we can combat the fatigue which then leads to success, rather than giving up and failing.
So, here’s your checklist of questions:
1) What progress am I making, no matter how small? How will I use this as momentum to keep progressing?
2) What options haven’t I tried yet, that could still move me forward?
3) What if I changed my expectations of what is achievable?
4) What if I changed my expectations of myself?
5) How would it be if I took a short break and started again with renewed enthusiasm? Or changed the timeframes?
6) What would an expert who’d achieved a goal like mine, advise me to do?
7) How will I feel in a years’ time if I give up now?
8) What do I need to do to give myself more motivation and determination to succeed?
9) How can I see the challenges I am having as positives?
10) What else do I need to do to ensure success?
The moral of the story – don’t give up too soon. Your success may be much closer than you think and doing a reality check on where you are at enables you to better decide whether quitting is the right option or not.