Ep. 97 Effort Shock

Where did you get the idea about how much it would take to accomplish a certain goal? Sometimes we look around and make a guess based on what we see, but often we are also REALLY wrong. It often takes a lot more than we thought to accomplish things we set out to do.

If you find yourself in this place, you could call it Effort Shock. David Wong brought up this term in his article, ‘How The Karate Kid Ruined the Modern World.’ It what he named that state when you realize it’s not as easy as you thought. It doesn’t help that The Karate Kid and Rocky made it look so easy to become so great…all you need is a montage of about 10 minutes.

In this episode, we talk about effort shock, define it, give some examples and then discuss what to do now, if you find yourself in this place. We talk about 3 options for going forward: work harder, quit, or make peace with what you are willing to give.

Listen in to find out what you might want to do next if you find yourself in effort shock.

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As an amateur ballroom dancer myself, I understand the issues that come up for dancers, the pressures of competing, and the desire to make the most of my ballroom experience. I also really like to WIN! As a Life Coach by vocation, I have the tools to cut through the mental garbage that is holding you back so that you can maximize your potential. Using my own tools, I have been able to skyrocket my own skills, learn faster, lessen the pressure, win more and have tons more fun. I can show you the way. Here’s a couple tools to get you started:

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