It reminds them that yeah, they still have a dream, but they aren’t hustling to make it happen.
Sometimes, people realise that they DO have a problem, but they’ve been lapsing on their progress.
Think about health.
Other people might at first support you, but once you start looking INCREDIBLE they envy you, hate you, and will try to steal your success.
“He’s a meat head.”
“She lives in the gym and wears lululemon everywhere.”
“He doesn’t have any other hobbies.”
“She only cares about her appearance.”
You’ve finally lost those 20 pounds and now you’re getting toned and fit and look awesome.
You’re starting to get really comfortable taking your shirt off at the beach, and you begin getting attention for the first time in a very long time.
And suddenly a few of your friends who have been drinking a bit too much beer and partying too much start chiming in, “Don’t you have a life? I feel like fitness is all you do now.”
It’s not even true – since you’re only at the gym a few times a week and you eat healthy otherwise – but you can feel their judgment, and their envy.
The point is that it’s not the truth that matters – it’s the story that people tell themselves (that we tell ourselves) to rationalise inadequacy and mediocrity.
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