Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year –
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!

Tony Robbins

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I think this is one of the reasons why we give up with some of our best intentions.

We have a tendency to start strong and when obstacles and difficulties arise, we stop.

It is in this way that we overestimate what we can accomplish.

I’ll give you an exemple… every year in January, the fitness clubs are extremely busy

and by mid-February, we see only the regular members working out.

What happened to the new comers?

They started strong and they stopped exercising after a few weeks.

Perhaps they were looking for a quick fix.

Quick fixes rarely work.

Most of us have our areas of our lives where we start something and don’t finish.

Examples?

Learning a new language, reading books regularly, spending time with our children,

investing in our education,eating healthier food.

You can  jot down your own here___________________________________ .

These are all examples of habits that we  must acquire over a long period of time if we want to witness some major change in our lives.

What we really underestimate is what discipline and persistence can do for us over many years.

But how do we become disciplined and persistent?

I think one of the best ways is to keep a long term vision of what we strongly desire.

Personally, I keep a picture of what I strongly desire and keep it in a place where I can see it regularly.

I write down clearly what I want to improve or what I want to accomplish.

I find ways to measure the activities and the progress towards my goal.

How else could I really know if I’m moving in the right direction?

It seems to me that almost every thing that I write down has a tendency to become a reality over the years.

In this way,I totally agree with Tony Robbins and his quote.

I suggest you read his quote again, even better, write it  down and keep it in a place where you can read again.

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