Change is Never Pretty

 

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
― Leo Tolstoy

 

If you keep doing what you are doing you will keep getting what you have if you really want something else in your life you need to find the willingness and motivation to change. The biggest mistake people make while they are looking for a change in they try to do everything at once. That is an overwhelming task if you never exercised in your life and go to the gym and try to lift 100 kg you are going to hurt yourself. You need to start small find the single step that you can take to move forward. Like in our earlier example just go to the gym and do exercise which seems very easy for you, for a month then add a little weight.

 

One thing that I know from personal experience it is going to hard and you are going to get a lot of resistance not from outside. In this process, you will be your biggest enemy. Your mind will play tricks on you. It wants you to be the same do not change, because biologically speaking change seems dangerous to your existence. It affects your chance of survival and your mind is set up in a way that it wants you to preserve itself. It knows that if you keep doing what you are doing you will live because it has worked for so long. It doesn’t matter to your brain if it’s bad or good of you it wants things to be the same.

 

So how can you change when odds are stacked against you and even your mind is playing tricks on you to stay the same. There have been a lot of debates and books written on this topic from a simple goal setting to neuro logistical programming. But sometimes the best answer is a simple one.

There is one book The 5 Second Rule which simply says when you have any action to take just count reverse from like 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and go. Then just do it. If you want to read the full here it is.

If you are struggling with procrastination then I say you should read this book it will really help you. I want to know what are you struggling with and what are you working on now. Tell me in the comment below.