Don’t reward yourself when you lose 10 kgs. Instead, pat on your back when you show up to the gym for 6 days in a row.
Don’t congratulate your son when he becomes the next Virat Kohli. Congratulate your son, when he shows up for his cricket practice at 6 am, throughout his summer vacations.
Don’t be proud of your friend when she wins the Indian Idol. Be proud of her daily for her early morning Riyaz.
We all get praise when we become “successful”.
We really need support and motivation when this success isn’t coming.
The role of family and friends is to give this support and motivation, when someone is doing hard work with discipline, and not just when they get success.
Because that’s when they really need it.