Don’t Want To, Just Do It

Image; Public Domain, Clker
Image; Public Domain, Clker

People are always saying how they want to change. Unfortunately, most of them never do. One of the reasons why is that they procrastinate rather than taking action.

“I want to lose weight but…” – “I want to learn a language but…” – “I want to meditate more but…”

Sound familiar? We’ve all done it. We come up with all sorts of excuses for why we want to do something but we don’t. If you never take action, how much could you really want it? If you keep putting it off, it must not be that important to you.

“Of course it’s important! it’s just that…” Well, if it is important, start doing something! I know, easier said than done. However, we really need to get rid of our laziness and take action on the things that we claim matter to us. If you really want something, you’re going to do something to make it happen.

I’m actively working on this myself. Some things I got handled pretty well. I wanted to write 50 articles a week, and most of the time I do. I wanted to enjoy life more, and I’ve taken steps to achieve that. I wanted to earn enough to buy a new tablet, and I did. Some things though have not been so easy.

I’m still trying to figure out when I can make time to meditate. I’m still trying to quit smoking. I’m still trying to take better care of myself. I just have a hard time fitting it in. I firmly believe that I need to just get to it, but I’m not sure how. I need to figure out when to fit these things into my busy day.

What do you do to get yourself motivated and get things done that really matter? How do you make your personal wants more of a priority in your day?

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