#75: The Habit of Doing
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Nothing occurs simply by thinking about it. Everything in the world -- computers, satellites, diapers, shoes, you name it -- came about by someone acting on an idea. There is a great void between people who DO and people who are GOING TO, BUT DON'T.
Our journeys to better health will never be successful if all we do is think about losing weight. To be successful we must DO something, NOW, not when things are 100 percent perfect. Oh, we can put forth all manner of excuses -- it's too hot or too cold, or we're too tired -- or any number of other reasons why we can't begin our journey NOW!
But, to wait for perfect conditions is to wait forever.
In all decisions of any importance, we struggle with our mind's battle over whether or not to act. Expect obstacles and meet them as they arise. Remember the adage of crossing bridges when we get to them.
Would you agree that one of the most difficult things to do is to get out of a warm bed into a cold bedroom? But, isn't it also true that the longer we lie there thinking of how unpleasant getting up will be, the harder it becomes for us to actually do so?
People who accomplish things don't wait for the perfect planetary alignment to take action. They DO IT NOW!
"Someday" is not the same as "Right now."
Tell yourself that nothing will be gained by putting off the beginning of your journey to weight loss and fitness. In truth, you'll expend more energy trying to avoid getting started than actually doing it.
An unsuccessful person is a procrastinator.
Successful people are doers. Their attitude is "Let's do it and do it now!"
Which are you?