A very big reason behind most of the people loose their motivation before achieving their goals is just a MISCONCEPTION nothing else.
Misconception is that if we will be working hard work on daily basis for a particular work, We will become smarter and smarter as we are told from childhood. As per our thought process the graph of our result and process will be as shown in the fig. which is also called linear graph, Where there is day on one axis and result on another which will be increasing as per practice and hard work. Plenty of example You would have definitely seen in the movies where a hero has to participate in a tournament because of some reason and he doesn’t have enough time for the training but even then he starts his training with his full efforts. First day he do nothing perfect but as the training continues he become perfect by the time and practice and he do all the things perfectly before one day of tournament which he wasn’t able to do before.
We also get inspires by watching this. We think, yes this is correct. If people will start working he/she may achieve anything anytime.
It is fact that we can achieve the things by working hard and can get positive favorable result. But in realty we don’t get result by this way.
I used to play video games earlier since I love video games. Whenever I started playing new games it takes times to understand its basic and fundamentals that’s why I couldn’t score too high at early stage. But by playing again and again after sometimes my score started increasing which gave me more excitement and happiness and thus I scored high. But again after some times my scores started decreasing and by playing again and again I couldn’t beat my previous high score. It gave me lots of irritation and I used to quit playing that game. But some games which I love so much I used to play even than and again i achieved a new high score but after some times again my score started falling and I couldn’t beat my new score easly.
I dint realize this point at that time but now after reading the book MASTRY By George Leonard, I came to know that we get real progress and result like this in the real life. When you start doing a new thing to achieve your any goal like business for financial success, perfect fitness by gym, learning guitar or any other sports etc. then graph of your progress and result will not be linear but will be like the graph of video games, where it takes some times to grow, because your body and mind will be learning at that time but if you will be consistent you will start growing rapidly. The people generally don’t get problem here because they know that it takes some time to get result at starting point. But when your result starts decreasing after growing then people starts doubting, loosing motivation, because they have a linear graph in their mind which indicates the straight growing line. But here the result starts falling rather than gaining which is not good according to them. after that even after working very hard they don’t get favorable result then they start totally loosing themselves and thus by reaching at plateau most of the people fail / quit. Because by then they realize that they are doing something wrong or this is not for them but the fact is this is normal to be happened .
When you will be working hard and practicing to achieving your goals, you will give your maximum time to this plateau. Where you will not see positive result but you should not get discourage or demotivate because if you will be consistent then again you will achieve a sudden growth which will take you to a new level and thus again and again you will face this plateau and will achieve new level. Hence don’t demotivate yourself after reaching a new level that you are not performing batter. But try to watch that how did you achieve a new level from the previous or where you started and will be continuing to the next level until you quit. Don’t stop practicing and enjoying that plateau even.
This progress will not be linear like movies and will be more time taking for sure.but in real life you would be able to achieve your goal like this.
This story is basically from book MASTRY BY George leonard you can go with the books for more details.