Not Quite Zen

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

May 10, 2022 Tony Hardman Season 1 Episode 11
Not Quite Zen
How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up
Show Notes

I want to talk about giving up.  

Pretty much everyone has a goal at some point in their life. They may want to lose weight, get fit, write a novel, start their own podcast, and improve sleep; the list goes on and on. Goals are great to have, but they are often really hard to achieve. 

Motivation wanes, deadlines loom, life gets in the way and you’re not sure if you can keep going. When this happens it’s easy to think about quitting in pretty much any aspect of your life. If you feel like giving up on your goals, know that you’re not alone. Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. 

It’s natural to feel like you can’t possibly continue with your goals when you hit a rough patch. If you want to consider the numbers, according to research from the University of Scranton, only eight percent of people end up achieving their goals.  

Considering that statistic, you think it’s not even worth trying, but I can tell you from personal experience that giving up is not the answer. I know this because I’m in the minority of people who have actually achieved a huge life goal and I’m going to help you learn how to do it too.  

In this episode, I’m going to teach you how to keep going when you want to give up. 

I’ll cover:

  • Common reasons why people quit.
  • Why you should focus on values, not goals.
  • How to determine if you have the right goals.
  • How small actions lead to big progress.
  • How to recognize success and know when to take breaks
  • And ultimately I’ll answer the question of how to keep going when you want to give up.

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