Desire, like the force is strong. It has an uncanny way of guiding our path even when we aren’t aware of it.
There are as many reasons for doing things as there are people. If fitness is your goal the list I have heard is endless, the same goes for weight loss, and the pursuit of wealth. When we decide to pursue our goals we do so for really great reasons. We do so with excitement and enthusiasm and energy. And at some point we get stuck. Life happens.
We stagnate and fall back. We hit a plateau and start questioning our motives and, yes, even our desire for the thing we said we wanted. What started as a labor of love has become a chore of mind numbing drudgery. It is now just a slog through a very muddy swamp with no good way out.
Every day we make choices. And many of these choices are based on things running below the surface. These choices you are making may be sabotaging your progress. We often know what we need to do but we find ourselves paralyzed and unable to act. There are many reasons for this…fear of failure, the pain of change is NOT greater than the pleasure of change, it’s too hard to take the first step, or maybe you just don’t want to.
Look, it’s simple and we all know it by now. 1 step starts the journey, start now and in 7 days you will be on your way, if you want it go get it. Platitudes suck. I use them all the time. And when I try to use them on myself for my own issues they are as ineffective as all get out.
So what needs to be different for you to get you up and moving? What is the thing that will move you into a new way of acting, a new way of getting things done? Again…simple…Propose that you are done making excuses. Decide that the phrase “it’s too hard” has been eliminated from your vocabulary. This is a choice. You know what challenges lie before you. You know what frustrates and bothers you, you know what you want, and you know what you need to do to get what you want. You already have all the answers in you. You know it isn’t going to be easy, simple maybe, but not easy. There will be sacrifices along the road to getting what you truly want.
The bottom line is this: If you really, really want things to be different, they can be. It is simply up to you. Stop making excuses. Stop allowing some underground stream to toss you around any which way. Take the rudder and steer the damn boat!