If you quit now

If you quit now, you will end up where you were when you began.

When you began, you were desperate to be where you are right now.

Keep going.

Source: some random Reddit motivation meme.

Yeah it’s a meme. But it’s true. Verified by repeated first-hand experience.

  • Exercise? Every time I stop, I revert.
  • Reading? Every time I stop I become sad and lost again.
  • Human interaction? Unless I keep at it, initiating a conversation becomes harder and I retreat from people and become lonely.

Start where you are. Don’t stop. If you stop, start. As the TMBA podcast said (quoting Rob Walling) make the hamster wheel into a flywheel.