Human beings by nature seem to be results driven – and American culture has perhaps embraced this aspect of being human to the point of choking ourselves to death.
RESULTS are most often the only gauge we use to let ourselves know whether we are “succeeding” or “failing” to achieve our objective.
The problem is that we “put the cart before the horse”. We attach great importance to keeping count of the results of what we are doing – but counting, ACKNOWLEDGING, what we’ve successfully completed in our efforts to obtain the results we want DOESN’T COUNT.
Results are cumulative by nature. Not just in weight loss – every achievement – every “result” or goal is accomplished via a progression of individual efforts. It is when we continue to “discount” these efforts that we lose the patience, perseverance, and motivation needed to continue to travel the path toward meeting our objectives.
Counting the mile markers along the way is just as important as counting the number of miles you have yet to go.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson