Do not, however, make the mistake of expecting that simply because you made a plan, it will go as expected. That’s an exercise in futility.
It’s much smarter to assume that your plan will only go perfectly until you start it. After that, as they say, “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.”
When things get tough, keep your head down and your eyes on the prize. (OK, that’s a mixed metaphor which technically would only make sense if your goal was to look at your shoes – but you get the point.)
Expect delays. Expect set backs.
Realize that getting to your goal might even be frustrating some of the time – but it’s better than staying stuck with a habit you don’t like 100% of the time.
As we’ve heard before: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
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