If yes, then better change that mindset. Every progress counts no matter how big or small it is. Even if you feel like it's so slow to progress, when those small things combined, the outcome will surprise you for how big it is.
We can't deny the fact that sometimes we feel like we are not doing great anymore and even if we're doing our best to progress, still it's so slow. It seems like we have to walk on how many miles before we reach the finish line to success. I know, that feeling can make us upset and lazy to persevere. But how about look for motivation to keep ourselves inspired to work for the best? If we can't find it, we still have a choice to create it.
Progress is being better today than you were yesterday. It is the feeling of accomplishment after working really hard at something and finally being rewarded for it.
~ Jennifer Cohen
Some people gave up from reaching their goals because they can't see any progress from the way they work for it. They became upset not because they failed to reach what they want, but rather demotivated from the process that is so slow for them to get nearer to their desired finish line.
Even me, I was discouraged sometimes with the slow process especially if I really want something to happen or possess.
I was born with a healthy body, that's how I describe myself in a positive way. But for some people they are fond of calling me fat, pig, tabatchoy, whale, or anything you could relate to a person with a chubby body. I was bullied a lot of times by my schoolmates, my relatives, and from random people who could see me around. Even the visitors in our house, sometimes they will ask my parents if I am adopted or not, because for them I am so fat that made me looked ugly unlike my sister who got a slim body. They will just laugh at me, and even my parents have to agree with the visitors as a sign of respect, but that made me explode in wrath inside as a little kid.
My self-esteem keeps draining and I just wanted to hide myself from discrimination. But, I know I can't escape the judgmental society I am living.
I decided to go on a diet, and I restricted myself from eating 2 cups of rice and above into just 1 cup only. There's no problem with me eating foods in high cholesterol like pork because in the first place, my tongue hate the taste, so I never ate those and focused more on vegetables. I also refrain from eating too much snacks and sweets because according to my mom, those can make me gain weight even more.
In just a span of one week, nothing happens. I can't see any progress with my diet and random people around me still continue with the body shaming. I was so upset, and almost decided to stop from losing weight and just accept the fact that I am fat. But, my family and close friends force me to continue with the goal, and keep me motivated by feeding me with the possible consequences if I continue or not. If I still continue, I will be free from the body shaming, but if not then I will be living in discrimination forever.
A long time had passed, and the process became my habit already, and guess what? I lose several pounds that made me slimmer than before. Those people who humiliated me before asked me and my parents if I undergone sickness or what, not considering the thought of me having a diet. And the ironic thing is that, those schoolmates I had before who thrown insults towards me are now experiencing to be humiliated as well for having a massive body. I don't know if that's there karma, but I am just putting my trust unto the Lord. I am not in control with it anymore, and I'm focusing more on great things rather than giving back the insults.
See? We should always work on the process and never be disappointed with the slow progress because success is not an easy to get thing, but rather a very long process to achieve.
Every progress counts no matter how little or big it is. We might never see any progress at first, but later on, our jaw will drop with how ultimate the outcome is. We should have to be consistent always and have full determination to work on it, so the reward of our hardwork will be on our side.
Always keep in mind that success has no timeline. Don't feel bad when someone already reached their goals earlier than us. It's not a competition with others, but a battle between our own selves if we will still go on despite the obstacles. No matter how slow, we will get there too. For now, let's celebrate those small achievements or progress we have.
Be happy with every progress we have. No matter how slow or fast it is, as long as we are heading to the right path, we will get there soon.