We all wanna do great things and when we do them, we want them to be perfect. Boy, do I get that. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say that if they don’t think they can do it, they won’t even try to do it. It’s like everyone is afraid of failure or something.
Well, I get it. I understand because I when I was younger, used to be so afraid of failure, that I wouldn’t even leave my house most of the time because I was afraid to put myself out there. It got even worse as I gained weight because I didn’t leave the house and people started to make even more fun of me because of my weight, which caused me to want to stay inside even more.
But I digress…
You don’t have to be afraid of failure anymore because I’ve got the solution to automatically cut your “to-do list” at least in half.
What’s Your Motivation?
First off, you have to be motivated by either pain or pleasure. You have to recognize what’s giving you pain and how you can move closer to pleasure. As I said, many people tend to get overwhelmed with a to-do list. So what you have to do instead of having this daunting list, is simple. Break it up into chunks so it’s not so, intimidating.
What you also want to do is constantly think about the final outcome. Sure it may be a little intimidating to join a gym. First, you’ve gotta buy workout clothes, shoes, maybe even a water bottle, right? Then you’ve gotta find a gym and…the list can go on and on and before you know it, you’ve overwhelmed yourself right back to the couch.
Instead think about the fact that you want to lose weight (if that’s what you want) and that you’re doing it because you want to be in peak condition, not to mention, you want to set a good example for your family and be alive for your children, younger sibling, or close relatives as they get older (why you want it).
Once you start consistently(!) telling yourself that you are getting into peak physical condition, attach some real emotion to what you trying to achieve. You’ll see that the only step now simply becomes working out. And it doesn’t have to be crazy. Just something you can feel comfortable doing consistently. Remember, an avalange starts from a single snowflake.
Achieving your dreams isn’t hard, it all really boils down to you changing your language so that you have a “what,” a strong “why,” and a few “hows.” Once you give it a few tries (you’re not gonna get it right at first), you’ll find a pattern of effectiveness that works specifically for you. The more you practice, the more each step will come together naturally for you. From there you’ll be ultra effective at getting as much good as you want for yourself at virtually any time.
Jerry “Be well & Do Good” Washington
P.S. I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of having a strong “why.” It’s literally the backbone of any endeavor. Friedrich Nietzsche famously gave one of the most convincing arguements for why you should develop a strong why in life. “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” …Talk soon!