How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over
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Getting what you want is simple, but no one said it would be easy.
Now is the best time for getting anything we want. A simple click online and you can pretty much find a step by step how to, to get what you want.
I’ve said this so many times, if you don’t have something you want, you will need to do something different.
Your brain, my brain, the human brain doesn’t like different. It has no need for different. Not for most of us. If we have clothing, shelter, food our brains tell us we are fine.
There is no need to step out of your comfort zone when you are fine. You want to write a book, lose weight, start a business; your brain will hit the inner snooze button pretty quick.
Why would you want to subject yourself to the possibility of failure, or the possibility of success, where even more people will read and judge your work? Who are you anyways?
You start for a bit but something always comes up to throw you off track. Nice work brain, we are back in our comfort zone.
You want to do something different, you have to acknowledge and accept that you are never going to feel like it.
I love how Mel explains the resistance that we are up against when wanting to move from our auto pilot to a new behavior.
The physical, but more importantly mental energy required to change, is the same energy required to jump out of a bed into a cold room when your alarm clock goes off an extra 30 minutes earlier, then you are used to, in the morning.
I don’t know about you, but I can feel my arm reaching for the snooze button just thinking about that scenario. The arguments my brain will throw at me, to convince me it’s ok to not get up just yet. I’ve argued over 60 more seconds.
What will 60 more seconds of comfort really do for me?
It just shows how committed we are to staying comfortable. You will never feel like it.
It’s your job to make yourself do it. It’s now your job to parent yourself. Anything that is a break from you current routine is going to require you to force yourself to do it. You need to stop thinking and start moving.