The new year is barely a week old, but there’s a good chance that some of you are already experiencing “resolution fatigue,” when you realize that the goals you set are going to be more difficult to achieve than you first thought.
Larry H. Miller talked often about setting goals, and how too many of us lose sight of our goals when doubt and difficulty appear.
“We look at how the goal diminishes,” he said, “and the fatigue we are experiencing, both mental and emotional, allows us to give up on the vision of what our original dream was. We don’t avail ourselves of what we could have become or where we could have gone. We sell ourselves short. This happens if we allow ourselves to be relegated to mediocrity.”
Larry summarized this view with a quote by Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay packers: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
So keep going. Don’t give up on your goals. Difficulty is merely and opportunity to separate yourself from the crowd. As Larry put it:
“Most people, I believe, take this approach: They see a goal and say, ‘I will go there if I can.’ A smaller number says, ‘I’m going there. How?’”