It’s not always the result that matters. It’s the effort you put in along the way that matters most. You may not get that job offer you were hoping for. But are you happy with the work you did to improve your resume? And maybe you haven’t reached your exact goal weight. But are you eating healthier and working out more?

You may not be able to control every outcome, but you can control the effort you put into each task you attempt. Try your best at the tasks you do. And then focus on that effort, rather than the outcome. It may help you stay positive in the face of setbacks.