Thursday, July 5, 2012

What do you want? REALLY want?

Do you want something?

What do you want?

I mean, really want?

Here are some common things people want:
  • To be fit
  • Get more sleep
  • Downtime
  • More money
  • Feel better in body
  • Write a book
  • Improve a skill
  • Learn a language
  • Meditate regularly
  • [insert your desire here]
So, what is it you want?

What do you want SO BADLY that you are willing to change?

Wanting alone isn't enough.

You have to want it so badly you're willing to DO something about it.

It's not going to be easy, I will warn you. That's why you're not already doing it -- because it entails sacrifice and effort and those things feel shitty, especially at first. Life already feels hard enough. Most of the time we self-soothe, who has the energy to impose extra burdens (voluntarily, yet!) on ourselves? Plus, results take forever. You have to do the shitty, hard thing for months before you start to even see a glimmer of results.

Change involves a lot of planning and sacrifice.

What do you ache for? Do you yearn enough to switch it up?
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill


  1. I think the people that study this kind of thing say it takes about 29 days of repetition to build something into a habit.
    go you! And I am being inspired vicariously through you, so keep it up!

  2. I'm being inspired, too. There are things I've started and then stopped, things I want but I guess I didn't want bad enough to go through the initial uncomfortableness of change. I've been thinking about those things more frequently now.

    Great job on making things happen!