Should You Really Try Harder?

Too often our default pattern when something isn’t working is to try harder.

If there’s a breakdown in our finances, relationships or health, we tell ourselves: I’ll try harder to save, increase my communication or workout more. 

The challenge is that there is a limit to our more. 

We will eventually reach a point where we simply cannot try harder at something. I.e. you can only spend so much time at the gym or there’s a limit to what you can save.

Trying harder isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. Sometimes, it’s even part of the problem.

I’m not saying that you don’t have to work hard towards your goals or that it doesn’t require hard work to achieve success.

Simply, that trying harder isn’t always the answer.

So, what do you need to do?

You’ve got to change gears and instead follow new patterns of thoughts and actions.


If you keep doing what you’ve always been doing, you will keep getting what you’ve always got.

Because more of the same will usually give you, more of the same.

You need to try something new.

Next time, instead of trying harder, ask yourself, will trying harder get me towards my goal?

If not, how can I do something differently than I’m currently doing now?

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Published by Dr. Amanda Chan

Dr. Amanda Chan is a non-traditional chiropractor located in Ottawa, ON. She focuses on Neuro-Optimization which looks at the physical, emotional and thought patterns affecting your body and your life. Her mission is to give you specific tools and strategies to guide you on your healing journey.

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