One question: could you be bolder?
No one will ever question if I put my heart into an endeavor. Most importantly, I will never wonder to myself, “if only I could’ve committed all the way.” I realize that is not the common person’s problem. While I have some wonder about when I gave too much, most people look back on a life, wondering, “if only I’d given enough”. Some people are wired for boldness. Some people are wired for softness. That’s unlikely to change. But you can always ask the question, “is there a way for me to be boldER?”
Every single day we coaches see this -
Client who is a single mom, double amputee: “got my workouts in last week.”
Client who is a single person in perfect health: “gotta take the rest of the year off of caring for health because work just got crazy.”
As the softness of your wiring kicks in, just ask for one more step, one more rep, one more day, one more moment, one more push. As the heart of the quitter rises within you, ask for boldness, pray for boldness, yearn for just a hair less softness. As the mind of defeat fixates on running away, ask for one more shred of fight. The pain of injury and “too far” is momentary. The suffering of choosing “not far enough” is forever.