There’s no getting around it, to do something well takes effort.
Be it physical, mental or both.
It seems a lot of people are adverse to putting in the required effort to get what they want. They’re then upset that their desired outcome hasn’t materialised.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to further your career, improve your fitness or your relationships. Effort is essential to growth and progress.
Rather than be put off by the perceived effort involved, get your mind around that it’s an investment in whatever you’re looking to do.
When you realise you’re choosing to invest your time and effort, you’ll feel in control of life. You’ll start to feel a sense of reward as you progress. If you can get your mind around the idea you can find flow in the process of growth, then you don’t need to be disheartened if the end result takes time.
When I started to build my therapy business, I enjoyed the challenges that presented. It felt like a puzzle to be solved along the way. Even now, 10 years on, I continue to enjoy the process of investing in my business.
You can do the same for any aspect of your life. Find out what matters to you, then invest what it takes to move towards it. Effort needn’t be painful, it can be truly rewarding.