Bridging the Gap Between Desire and Success
There isn’t a soul among us that hasn’t struggled a day in their life with the motivation to wake up and get to work. Great leaders in history, great athletes, great entrepreneurs have all had their moments of pressing the snooze button both literally and metaphorically.
We all WANT more. Everyone would like to be in shape, be successful, better themselves, own their own prospering business. You know what’s the difference between those who’ve achieved it and those who haven’t? They just, do it!
The “I want to” group will always see only the challenges to starting that training program, starting that business, finding the time to go learn something new and they’ll clearly see how those challenges are insurmountable. “I finish work at 6pm, have to get dinner ready, get the kids to bed and get some rest for the next day. There just isn’t time...”. Hey, I fully get and respect that. There’s no dismissing the challenges of everyday life. But just accept that fact that a year from now you and your reasons will still be in the same spot you are now.
If you don't want change, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
I love that quote. Besides that fact that it sounds soooooo epic, it hits the nail on the head. If you want to climb that giant mountain, you’re going to have to start taking some giant steps.
It might mean sacrificing an hour of a television a night or it may mean sacrificing a couple Saturdays a month to attend a workshop. It might mean taking one online class a semester or changing the circle of people you interact with.
As long as you’re taking even the smallest steps forward you’re still moving faster than everyone sitting on the couch.
Often times we know exactly what we need to do to be who we want to be and often times it’s just matter of stop “wanting to” and just “doing”. If you’ve read this far it likely means that you’re aware of what you need to do. You know exactly what (or who) you’ve been wasting too much time on and you know exactly what you’ve been procrastinating on.
There will always be a new situation or different obstacle that will arise. There is no perfect time when things will be easier.
If you expect otherwise… good luck with that my friend. That “perfect time” will never come.
My suggestion? Pick a day, pick a time, pick a place and
just start doing!!!
ACTION IS EVERYTHING!