To accomplish any goal, you need to overcome the physical hurdle and the psychological hurdle associated with it.
The physical hurdle is easier to overcome than the psychological hurdle because, it is something you can observe and work on directly.
We are not as adept when dealing with a psychological hurdle because, it is something that stays in the shadow, beyond the reach of human senses to detect in earlier stages.
That’s why we many times push ourselves to physical extremes without realising that we have already broken down, well and past, the psychological hurdle.
Even though we are giving our best physically, our mental self would not feel the same satisfaction since it has been damaged.
What happens there on is, even if we succeed in our physical reality, we stay in an or underwhelmed or overwhelmed state, or overall an unsatisfied state in our psyche.
What we need to do to overcome this is, treat physical and psychological as two children of our own, rather than one. Just like with children, we give them simple problems first and then progressively increase the difficulty level, we need to start with basics with our physical and psychological self, and slowly make them stronger together.
If we can join a gym to stay healthy physically, shouldn’t we also engage in a mental gym to grow psychologically?