The idea that we should be super consistent and perfect in our habit attempts … derails us.
Here’s what typically happens:
- We think, “I’m going to start doing X every day!” Then our minds get excited and we daydream.
- We start trying to do X every day.
- Reality doesn’t match the imagination in some way.
- We get frustrated by the way things are going. We are disappointed in ourselves. We’re discouraged. We eventually quit and our self-image gets hurt.