What if you don’t reach your goal?
What if all the effort is for naught, if the sweat doesn’t translate?
Simple. You adapt. You improve. You try again.
Anytime that you raise the stakes and take a risk, what ifs occasionally (or more than occasionally) creep onto the mental radar. It’s critical that when they do, you creep them right back off of it.
In the words of Epictetus, “learn to distinguish what you can and can’t control”. An extension to the quote is to pour every ounce of energy you have into what you can and none into what you can’t. Continue Reading