Imagine you’re on a path to better yourself and you’ve promised yourself that you wouldn’t eat any chocolate for an entire month. You want to live a healthier lifestyle and you know the amount of chocolate you binge is insane, so getting this under control would be a great start. You will 1000% run into days where all you want to do is quit and go back to your usual habits, but you must stay focused on the goal. When these cravings occur, question WHY you’re doing it. Once you re-align with the value of “becoming a healthier person,” the decision to stay away will become much easier.
Completing your first “self-improvement challenges” creates two positive side-effects. You build competence and confidence, which creates momentum, and this has a ripple effect on making more and more positive changes in your life a little bit easier.
“You must keep the promises you make to yourself, and reward yourself, so that you can trust and motivate yourself.” -Jordan Peterson (pg.63)