Doing something isn’t hard. You really can do just about anything you want to. The best part is that doing something doesn’t require that you decide on a course of action. You simply need to decide to do something, everything else follows from there. Your intention to do something, to perform and action is much more important than almost anything else. If you really do want something, focusing on that day after day is the only way to actually achieve a goal. If someone tells you to do something, you may go along for a while, you may be pressured into doing something for a while, but the only way to get lasting change is to decide.
For example, how many of you have thought about starting your own blog? Made some plans, bought a domain, but never did anything. Or if you did start, you didn’t follow through? It’s because you didn’t decide to do it, you decided to try it. As Yoda wisely said, “do or do not, there is no try.”
Ever decided to get healthy by eating right and exercising? If you go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, then you are doing it. If you go to the gym every other week, you are trying. And you will fail. Just remember that every day you do, you make progress. Every day you decide not to, or to try, you at best make no progress, but you likely move backward.
Related to those who “try,” they are the whiners, they’re the ones who make excuses. There is always a reason that they failed, and it doesn’t have anything to do with them. Granted, this is likely cognitive dissonance in action, but their failures are their own. Don’t associate with these people, because their bad habits will rub off on you. Keep your life clear of the people full of negative energy. There is a common saying that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Don’t devote 20% of yourself to a loser. Think about that. Does it seem true? The average of the 5 people you spend the most time around. When you consider this, it’s no wonder that the rich and powerful associate with other winners.
Since there is no try, there is also no perfect time. Waiting until you feel like it or until the weather is better to go for a run, waiting until the next review before quitting smoking, or waiting until you feel better before cleaning the house all are a waste of time and effort. Procrastination is the enemy of progress. The motivation must be internal; you must decide to go do whatever needs to be done. Again, devote your time to action, you’ll both have success yourself, but you’ll also raise up those around you and attract other positive, successful people. This is the law of attraction in action. It’s people knowing about the average of the people you are around.
In conclusion, don’t wait for the perfect time, there isn’t one. Don’t give excuses as to why you tried and failed, it’s because to didn’t choose to succeed. Don’t count on being told or having peer pressure exerted, simply decide and move forward.
Readers, when was the last time you decided to do something? What did you do decide to do? What about last time you just sat around wishing for something?