In a recent episode of one of my favorite podcasts, called “The Secrets to Success,” they dropped a line I really like:
The impact of finishing is greater than the excitement of getting started.
Things that are new, with their unknown outcomes and limitless possibilities, are always exciting at the start.
That excitement quickly fades when things get tough and reality sets in.
When it comes to your health, excitement doesn’t really get you that much.
Excitement is signing up for a gym membership or trying on some fly workout gear.
Excitement is thinking about what you will look and feel like after going through a new nutrition plan.
But, excitement is not what keeps you meal prepping on week 47 or not missing a scheduled workout in 6 months.
It’s finishing the previous goal or activity and moving onto the next one that ultimately leads to the impact you want so badly.
There’s no need for any excitement because finishing just becomes a part of your life.