Every successful habit is built with some failures along the way.
When starting something new, you won’t get it right every time. Like a baby taking their first steps. But don’t give up after those first clumsy, awkward attempts or failures.
Our success at adopting a new habit depends on our willingness to be bad at it at first. The path from motivation and starting to doing something well is not a straight line; it has its ups and downs.
Shaming or blaming yourself for the failures along the way undermines your motivation to continue. Instead, keep a log of your progress over time rather than assessing each day individually. By keeping a record of your efforts, over time you’ll notice how far you’ve come.
Stop fearing failure, rather embrace it.
Understanding that failure is inevitable is key to making sure you don’t panic or give up when it happens.