Do it anyway

Ever had any of those annoying tasks on your never-ending to-do list’ that just never get done?

I know I have.

And it’s terrible. There seems to be this constant war going on within my mind until I get the darn thing done.

Yet we prolong the pain. We wait until later. We think: “I’ve worked hard enough today, maybe I’ll feel like doing it tomorrow.”

And the war goes on.

Because, (secretly), we really DO want to just get it done, mark it off the list, and be through with it.

But, we make these simple tasks seem so extraordinarily HUGE and SCARY and difficult . We make them out to be much worse than they really are. We cause ourselves more grief by putting them off, than if we would have just tackled them right away!

Then, even worse, we STILL put them off! And the longer we put them off, the longer they get pushed to the side to make room for simpler, less scary tasks. What a cycle, huh?

What if we tried this instead?

The next time you ‘don’t feel like‘ doing something, acknowledge the fact that you just don’t want to do it. Be 100% honest with yourself: “I know I need to do ___, but I just don’t feel like it!”

Then do it anyway.

No more whining. No more complaining.

Don’t feel like it?

Acknowledge those feelings, then do it anyway.

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Waiting..

Have you ever set a goal that had the potential to change the entire course of your life?

I know I have. And on multiple occasions.

I’ve set all kinds of grand and ambitious goals that, if followed through with, could have changed my life for the better.

And you know what? (I’ll be honest with you)

Nearly every goal I set winds up on some ‘to do’ list that never gets done. I’ve had plenty of opportunities for positively changing the course of my life, but it never happens.

Why?

Waiting.

Waiting to start. Waiting for some precondition. Waiting until I know more information. Waiting until I have more time.

One truth I recently stumbled upon is this:

“Waiting for all the green lights is waiting for the skies to turn purple on the third Wednesday in November..There is never perfect timing and waiting for ‘someday’ just wastes time. Someday is today. Today is now.” (MJ DeMarco -The Millionaire Fastlane)

Wow. Now that’s a swift kick in the pants!

Who would’ve thought that waiting for ‘just the right moment’ just doesn’t work? I guess we’re all guilty of this illusion; that if we just ‘had more money‘, or ‘had more experiencethen we would…(fill in the blank).

Well, you guessed it.. We’ll never get ANYWHERE with that mindset!

So how about we challenge ourselves today? Let’s start NOW on our journey. Let’s take one step in the right direction today. It could be as simple as just setting your goal, or brainstorming specific action steps to achieve your goal. Maybe you already know what you need to do, but just haven’t ‘gotten around to it‘ yet.

Whatever the case may be, move forward one pace today. (And do it now!)