Progress, not perfection
Consider two options.
Option 1: Making yourself crazy for a week chasing a “100%” performance, then burning out and giving up.
Option 2: Trying to be 1% better every day, for a full year.
Let’s do the math.
7 days x 100% effort + 358 days x 0% effort = no change, or backsliding. You end up feeling like a failure.
365 days x 1% better every day = significant transformation. You end up feeling like a superstar.
Focus on “making a little progress” each day rather than being “perfect”.
Start from 0% and add. Notice your small accomplishments.
Let yourself be “good enough for now”. Take the pressure off. Be patient.
Keep showing up. Keep trying.
Don’t wait for the “perfect” day, “perfect” body, or “perfect” schedule full of free time to come.
It never will.
Do something NOW.
Take the next 5 minutes to do whatever you can do, immediately, to stay on track.
Do that, and you’re already 1% better. Congrats.
Keep it real
Start wherever you are.
Use whatever you have.
Do whatever you can.