Stop thinking and just DO it
I had to borrow this title, a motivational video I came across a few weeks ago that truly resonated with me. This incredible speech and performance by Benedict Cumberbatch has truly hit a home run with me. We waste so much time making excuses for ourselves, for others for the things we haven't accomplished, another year passes and we find ourselves exactly where we don't want to be. If change occurred instantly we might do something about it, however because our failures happen incrementally its hard to see it coming until its too late. Unless we measure and weigh ourselves daily, its difficult to spot the trends that make us gain weight, develop bad habits, make poor decisions or ruin our once thriving relationships. Unless we ask ourselves the often challenging questions like "am I being the best father that I can be? the best husband, best employee, best employer, best motivator the list of questions we should ask ourselves largely depends on what is important to us. We have to customize our own list of questions that meets our longterm goals. We need to stop making excuses, blaming others or blaming the circumstances. Blaming doesn't work, it never did. Blaming didn't work when you were a child so why act like one now.
We blame the economy, schooling, finances, abilities, health, age, energy and everything we can possibly think of just to justify our lack of action. Our inability to get out of bed with the alarm clock and start our day with a purpose is our fault. We can't blame anyone else but ourselves for where we are in life. Make this year the year where you spring out of bed with a purpose, writing down a list of daily accomplishments the night before will help your mind do all the thinking while you sleep. A daily list of accomplishments will give you a clear vision and purpose of how you're going to spend your day. Tonight before you go to sleep, take out a piece of paper a pen and start writing out your goals. Make your own daily list of accomplishments, as you get through your list put a line through your accomplished tasks, continue adding to your list throughout your day and if you don't get through everything on your list, make it into your next day goals.