Why does what you want to do matter?
This is not an idle question.
Too often, we don’t make the changes we say we want because in reality the results don’t matter enough.
Oh, sure, they’re important. Yes, we’ll appreciate them. However, since we only have so much time in a day, something has to go and that’s not an easy rearrangement.
- If the new habit isn’t important to us on an emotional level (even if it is on a logical level), we will not move forward.
- If there is no urgency, we will not move forward.
- If it’s not being done for us, but rather to appease someone else or because we “should,” we will not move forward.
To bust through these barriers and get over the wall of stagnation:
- Set a specific time-related deadline (make it realistic).
- Write down – and review regularly – how you will feel when you do the work it will take, rather than how much work you feel you have to do.
- Reward yourself for every small step you take. Don’t wait until the end – or you’ll never get there.
Yes, it takes work, but if you focus on the benefits of that effort – instead of the effort – you will be successful.
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