I am reading this book called "It's all in your mind" by Lindsey Sharratt, not the easiest read, but I go back once in a while to it because it has some valuable lessons to learn. and because I really believe it is all in our minds which drives what we are, what we become.
Here are a couple of paragraphs I found worth sharing with my friends:
"If you don't have a clear emotional desire around the thing that you want, where are you going to find your motivation when things become difficult and you are faced with a challenge? It's easier to say it wasn't meant to work out and just go and watch TV!" This applies to any goal we might have: quit smoking, lose weight, whatever, but of course it's just a part of the process.
"Every goal requires some sort of sacrifice, even if it's only 10 minutes of your time every day - you are still giving something up to obtain something else. You need to work out what you are, and are not, willing to sacrifice to reach your goal"