Frustrating isn't it?! When I worked in medicine, I quickly learned that there were a number of patients who didn't want to be totally well. They just didn't want to be sick enough to be feel really bad. Having the sickness met another need in their lives: the need for attention. Great observations PT!
It’s Time to DO It!
I meet people almost every day who have incredible dreams of great worth. They research what it would take to accomplish it. They talk to experts in that field and get tips and pointers. They pray or consult professionals.
Then it happens. They just repeat the process. Somewhere along the journey, they jumped right onto a carousel and just keep going around in circles. Why? Well, there are several reasons.
It’s comfortable. Staying in the exploration phase keeps you safe and snuggly. No turtle ever had to stick his neck out as long as he stayed inside is nice, hard shell.
It’s familiar. You know what to do. Google has become your best friend. You get encouragement and positive affirmation from those you query. That releases the feel good chemicals in your brain.
There’s no risk. When you’re going around in circles not really moving anywhere, there is absolutely no risk. And if you don’t risk anything, you may not win, but you think you won’t lose.
It’s free. Advice and opinions are plentiful and you can gorge yourself on an elephant’s worth without even pulling out your credit card. It’s like millions of free movies you can watch 24/7 with an $8.00 Netflix account.
Almost makes circling on the colorful horse inviting, doesn’t it? But here’s the thing. At some point, the ride will end. It always does and you’ll stumble off to the exact same spot as where you got on, only now you’re dizzy and disoriented.
You have total and absolute control over your actions. You can start living your dream today. Yes, any wise journeyman will do your research and count the cost. But don’t keep counting the beans when you should be throwing them in the pot and cooking them.
Sometimes others can tell if you’re riding the merry-go-round of procrastination but many times, only you know. Deep down in your heart, the truth is there. If you need years to research, train and execute your dream, so be it.
If you’re circling the park, get off your carossel high horse and JUST DO IT! Don’t go around another time. Get off and go somewhere!
Today’s challenge: Get gut level honest with yourself and determine if you’re moving forward on the path to success or have you settled for a pretty horse with a pole stuck in the middle of it.
Do you feel like you’re not getting anywhere? What’s causing it for you? Share it here!
I talk to people like this every day. They ask me for guidance or bemoan the fact that they are not living the life they want, and will readily agree with the advice I give them. But they never do it. One person I know wants to get an office job, but she can't type worth a hoot. I loaned her my keyboard because she only has a laptop and NOBODY can learn to type on one of those. Last time I talked to her, she hadn't gotten around to plugging it in. This said in the same breath as Why can't I get a job. Go figure. lol