MONDAY MINDSET 01.29.24
MAKING UP YOUR MIND DOESN’T MAKE ANYTHING
We’ve all been there. It’s late at night. Small crumbs litter our chest, the smoking gun of a bag of potato chips gone missing in an instant. The feeling of “rock bottom,” of needing to make some change for the better.
(We’ve all been there.. Not just me, right?? 🙂 )
And then we do it — we make up our mind.
“I am going to change. I am going to do something different” we tell ourselves.
And it feels good. We somehow feel, well, relieved. That we can atone for our poor self control and get back on track. For good this time.
But making up our mind doesn’t make anything.
Decisions aren’t made in the mind. They’re made in the real world, where we manifest those decisions through real work and effort.
Truly, we haven’t made a real decision until we’ve made the decision. Until we’ve acted in accordance with our new goals and direction.
This isn’t to say that those moments of vulnerability, where we hold up the mirror to ourselves and decide to change course, aren’t useful. They are. But they are the beginning of the journey — not the end.
If you want to make a difference in your life, then be prepared to make the difference. It’s not enough to want it, to plan it out, and to kick it down the road to some future date. These are all ingenious ways we deceive ourselves to avoid the discomfort of doing the real work.
It will be difficult, it will be frustrating, and you may not enjoy it. And that’s ok. But if you truly want something, it will be worth it.