There are a lot of different ways to define and measure success. The C & D student bringing her grades up to B’s & A’s is successful because she’s making progress towards her goal.
The person showing up 3 times per week to work out, making better food choices, and starting to see the scale go down (no matter how slowly) is successful because she’s making progress towards her fitness and weight goals.
The person who saves a little money from their paycheck each week is successful at building financial stability. And the one thing successful trait that they all have in common, they are all making progress.
Unfortunately, many people in all of those situations tend to focus on not being “perfect” or not being at their goal.
This focus on being perfect can instantly halt any progress they were making or for many, if they can’t be perfect from the start, then they don’t even bother to start in the first place.
But the real reason they may be unsuccessful is only that they are not making progress, not because they haven’t achieved the goal. Perfectionism is holding them back. They MUST let it go to be successful. If that’s you, YOU must let it go.
Small steps forward each day add up to huge successes later. As long as you’re doing something to move your health forward, even by just 1% each day, you are successful.