Are You Standing In Your Way?
First and foremost, understand this: self-delusion is often the only thing that stands in the way between you and any obstacle you may face.
One of the worst uses of your time is to do something that doesn’t need to be done at all.
Rationalising your time to live a simpler and easier life does not always mean you’ll lead a better life.
There are simple steps that you can do to assess where you want to go. Not doing this will result in a shitty life that you’ll never be able to get away from, because all of the patterns of your past will repeat themselves over and over and over again...
1) Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment.
2) Write your goals down; you need to hold yourself accountable, otherwise you will achieve nothing at all. You may think you’re making progress, but if you don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing then how will you ever know?
3) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. Make monthly goals, weekly goals, daily goals, hourly goals. You might have a job, but what is it exactly that you are getting paid for? Start backwards, and move forwards.
4) Before starting on anything, you should always ask yourself, ‘What are the potential consequences of doing or not doing this task?’
Your actions have consequences, more than you know. If you’re willing – disciplined - to sacrifice your temporary desires to lead a better life, you will.
If all you do is think and write and talk, you’ll never be a person without regret.
Sitting somewhere, in the back of your mind is a tiny voice inside you telling you to do more – to be more. Neglect that voice long enough, and you’ll lead a life that you won’t want to live.
And then what? Who will you become?
Write down a simple list of everything you would be in the next three years if you did everything you know you shouldn’t do.
Then write down a list of the person you would become if you did everything you know you ought to do.
The difference lies in taking action…
Sometimes you have to take a step backward from your life to take a leap forward. Look at yourself in the mirror.
Are you satisfied with the thoughts you have in the darkness when no one is around?
Do you wake up joyful or wanting to go back to sleep, hiding away from a quiet life of desperation?
Do you stop when you’re tired, or do you stop when you’re done?
Make a plan. Get a list. It’s the only way you’ll get your life in order – not ‘thinking positive thoughts’ – rather, taking action and building momentum.
Leave the fear of failure behind, and set goals with the vision of success: what if you could – who would you be?
Reverse engineer the life that you want to create, and then go live it.