Why We Quit …

I was reading this great article from Sealfit this past week. For those of you who are not familiar with Sealfit, it is a training site to “train” like Navy Seals. As you saw in last weeks blog it has been a subject I have been reading about quite frequently lately.

Their mission statement is to develop mental toughness and promote spiritual growth in clients – changing their lives and the lives of those they touch in the process.

I have always been SO fascinated about pushing yourself to limits you could not even comprehend you could go. I feel that training like this (in a safe scalable environment) taking yourself out of your comfort zone day in and day out really transfers over into all other aspects of your life!

So why do we give up? Some of us give up before it even seems like a challenge, others wait till they hit a road block, and some of us persevere to the very end but never cross the finish line. Why?

I believe that there are many reasons we quit.

We don’t have a clear enough vision of where we are going – How can we have a plan of attack if we don’t even know whom or what to attack? How can we get there if we don’t know where we go? The more preparation and time we take to plan where we are headed the less roadblocks we will see trying to get there!

We don’t have enough confidence or belief in ourselves – We let the negative thoughts (or what I like to call “noise”) get to us and over power the person we know we can truly be. Keep your goals and affirmations close and read them often so you are focused on the person who put you in the place to go after what you want and deserve.

We care too much about what others think of us – We let the opinions of others effect the goal at hand. How many times have you told a friend, family member, co-worker, etc… how excited you were to do something and the first thing that comes out of their mouth is “why would you want to do that” or even worse “you couldn’t do that”. They view themselves as not being able to do what you want or grow like you are so they are going to automatically be negative to your goals, because unfortunately they are unhappy with themselves.

We don’t really know the Ultimate driving force to keep pushing us when the going gets tough. If you don’t know the innermost desire to do what you are doing and why you are doing it, it will be very easy to fall go off course and quit! I call it the big shiny object syndrome. Someone puts a big bright object in your face and you immediately lose sight of what and where you were going. If you know your super why the persuasive object will not blind you or even make you blink.

My last words of “truth” are to trust yourself!

I think we as humans do not give ourselves enough credit for what we are capable of doing. Know that there is always someone out there that has it harder than you and is staying on track, and stay focused on the wonderful feeling it will be when you reach the top (i.e. your goals). The more we “quit” on ourselves the more belief we loose and it becomes this destructive downward spiral. The more we trust and know the purpose for doing what it is we are doing the more we grow and evolve and create bigger, lofty, goals for ourselves.

Go for your goals and don’t quit!….

What are some road blocks that are keeping  you from being where you ultimately want to be?

Post your answers in the comments below….

The O-Board Says…

A. EMOTM 10min;
EVEN; 8 Pullups
ODD; 10 Box Jump

B. Every 5 minutes for 4 rounds
50 Double Unders
500m row
200m run

Posted by: Annie