How many times have you said one of the following:
- I am going to eat healthy
- I am going to exercise today
- I am going to stop smoking
- I am going to clear out this room in the house
- I am going to chase my dreams tomorrow
How many times have you found a reason not to stick to the thing you have promised yourself?
How many times is it for one of the following reasons:
- I’m too busy
- I’m too tired
- I can just do it tomorrow
- I had to help one of my friends
- I need to wait until I’m in the right frame of mind
- It won’t make a difference
- I don’t really want to change
You are the only person that can control your world and each time you make an excuse as to why you aren’t going to do something that YOU want to do you are holding yourself back. There is a simple way to fix this and the formula is below:
Decide to do something – Do It – If it feels hard – Still do it – If you feel tired – Just do it anyway – I you feel like giving up – Don’t.
You have to stand strong. Imagine you are telling off a child who is about to draw on the wall the conversation might go something like this:
you: Don’t you even think about drawing on that wall.
Child: (Goes to draw on wall).
You: I’m warning you, don’t draw on that wall.
Child: (Looks at wall thinking about what to do).
You: If you draw on that wall you won’t be allowed any treats.
Child: (Still goes to draw on wall)
You: (Take crayons off of child and send them to the naughty step).
Imagine the child is the part of your mind trying to give in to the easy option, the one saying ‘it can all start tomorrow, don’t worry about today’. You have to activate your ‘parent’ voice. Don’t let that child draw on the wall – Don’t let yourself de-commit to your self promises. You won’t gain ANYTHING from doing so. But you will gain SO much from standing strong and doing the things that you say you are going to do. It will start to become a habit that you are motivated and you will find it easier and easier to stick to your goals.
Be that person. Just be it. No saying ‘yeh but’, no lame excuses, no dramatic reasons why you can’t. Just. Do. It.
Separating the winners, Pride, oh won’t you climb with me!