When you zoom out you might realise that the days you do feel like giving up are less than 5% of the time (though in the moment, feel like 100%)Peter Shepherd
Peter is writing about 100 days of swimming in the ocean. But the same applies to almost all repetitive actions – writing, diets, exercise, and so on.
It’s also applicable to change. Because all forms of change have their hard bits. The 5%. And as Peter points out, in those moments, the feeling of giving up, of it not being worth is overwhelming. Or as Peter’s second lesson states – ‘who cares anyway?’
We need to plan for the 5%, expect it. What are you going to do when you are in one of those moments? Plan for the 5% when you are experiencing the 95% otherwise you are in trouble.
One of the best plans is to not make it a solo effort. Find the others. Your tribe, community, accountability partners, or whatever you want to call it. People who care. They exist.
Find them, you’ll be glad you did.