“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
Here’s the gap, you know what to do to live a better life and you decide that doing is too hard. Is it really?
You’ve heard the excuses and maybe you’ve made those same excuses yourself.
- I don’t have enough time.
- There is too much to do.
- I have to …
- I can’t …
- There is something more important right now.
- Tomorrow, I’ll do it tomorrow
I hear those excuses a lot. How do you make progress if you know what you want and still find excuses not to?
First, get really serious about what is important to you. Is spending another 30 minutes on Facebook really going to help you make improvements in your life? Is watching another TV show going to help you?
Some people are hoping something magical will occur that will allow them to do what they say they want without doing any work to realize that goal. If there are old habits that are just creating misery in your life then wouldn’t it be nice to take the time to change those old habits and create some new ones? Most people would say, yes I want new habits. Now, doing the work is the hard part and for some it just doesn’t get done.
If it is really important then it is really important to make the changes in your life so that you can focus on getting the results you want. It’s time to put the excuses away and put the energy into making positive change.
It’s “I know what I want to do … I just don’t do it” that stops people from getting the results they think or believe they want. It takes work to change a habit.
What’s your excuse?