Muhammad Ali once had a line in the 70’s when asked about the amount of sit-ups he does. He said “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” You can go through the motions of putting in work towards your goals, but it comes down to the pain and discomfort you feel of stepping out of your comfort zone in achieving them that counts. It’s easy to accomplish goals when things are going great. It doesn’t take any effort to be good when you’re healthy, your personal life is going great, your professional life is fantastic; but the true character of your will comes out when things are dark. If your will isn’t strong enough to get you out of adversity, then go ahead and tell Mick to throw in the towel. You have to commit to working on yourself and your goals every day, not just the days you feel like it. On the days you feel like shit, work towards your goals. On the days your boss yells at you for something you didn’t do, work towards your goals. On the days the kids won’t stop crying, work on your goals. Every day, regardless of the circumstance, FIND TIME TO WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOALS! Your thoughts and actions are the reason why you are where you are right now; make sure that both get you closer to where you want to be.