Leon Steyn is a Public Speaker, Facilitator-Trainer, and international Author of Books and Articles that teach personal development skills and talent development at organizations.

When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Going!

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

If you go back to Day 2 and read YOUR “Why?” again, does it still resonate?

It should!

And you can rest assured that you are still on track!

Looking over your shoulder to see how far you have come is quite motivational – do it every five or six days!

Now, why do some people persevere and achieve their goals while others have to start and restart and restart,... time and again?

There is no simple answer as there are many answers.

But there are a few indicators that will help you retain your focus, even when times are tough!

What do tough people do? This concept is easier to describe if we consider what it is NOT.

In this case, what does a tough person NOT do?

1. They don’t feel sorry for themselves

Man walking towards sun
Focus on your goals
  • They understand that complaining doesn’t make the situation better.

  • They know that people won’t treat them the way they want to be treated.

  • They know circumstances won't always be ideal, and that they will experience adversity.

  • They focus on what they want to happen and what they’re going to do about it, rather than complain about the negative aspects of their situation,

2. They don’t give people power over them

American Football players
People trying to pull you down
  • They are not people pleasers.

  • They are relentless in the pursuit of their passion and aren’t worried about what other people think.

  • They give power to what they focus on and realise that if they waste their time focusing on the opinions of others, they lose sight of the things that will make them truly successful.

3. They don’t avoid change

Satellite orbiting earth in space
Change is inevitable
  • They are always looking for ways to grow and evolve by actively embracing change.

  • They believe that if they continue to give their best, their best will continue to get better over time.

  • They are aware that with the competition continuing to get bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter, it’s important to have the mindset to improve by learning from successes and failures.

4. They don’t play small

Giant Eiffel Tower over street traffic
Don't play it small, think BIG
  • The mentally tough swing for the fences and know that it might mean striking out a few times or many times.

  • Their purpose for achieving greatness casts away their fear of failure.

  • They refuse to tip-toe through life.

  • They intend to create a legacy for the future by making an impact in the here-and-now.

5. They don’t focus on things they can’t control

Hands moving controls
Focus on what you can control
  • They refuse to waste time focusing on things they can’t control because there is nothing they can do about it!

  • They understand that the less control a person feels the more susceptible they are to making poor decisions, falling into bad habits, and crumbling under pressure.

Good, now it's time to push on and continue on with the rest of this great transformational experience!

Remember! Your goal is to progress on this journey to reach Day 28 which is the day your body, mind, and soul should be well in tune with this great transformation, with some good progress made.

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Resources: Photo by Wix Media, American Football

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