The core reason why reminding ourselves about our progress is so important is because of how it makes us feel.
Do you feel like you never “have enough time”? How do you feel when you think you don’t “have enough time?” Anxious? Overwhelmed? Powerless?
When we feel good, motivated, inspired, energised, confident, and brave… we take actions that move us forward towards what we want.
But sometimes when we feel negative feelings like fear, disappointment, frustration, discomfort, defeat, rejection, or deprivation… we stop taking action or we take actions that sabotage what we really want.
If you’re feeling great all the time, like things are just perfect day in and day out, then you’re doing it wrong!
We often think that procrastination, perfectionism and paralysis are driven by laziness or lack of motivation or A-type behaviour.
But the truth is that we procrastinate, perfect and stop taking action on our goals and habits because we want to avoid negative emotions.