Just Do It

In his 1980 book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Millman writes: To change the course of your life, choose one of two basic methods:

1- You can direct your energy and attention toward trying to fix your mind, find your focus, affirm your power, free your emotions and visualize positive outcomes so that you can finally develop the confidence to display the courage to discover the determination to make the commitment to feel sufficiently motivated to do what it is you need to do.

2- Or you can just do it.

Too many people say that they want to change. “I want to go on a diet… I want to start going to the gym… I want to spend more time with my kids”. But most are unwilling to put in the work because that’s the hard part. As you develop your plan for how you want to change, you become overwhelmed. You’ve also expended the energy you could have used to enact the change by only thinking about the change. JUST DO IT. You want to go to the gym? Then go to the gym. Don’t be intimidated by your plan. You are only convincing yourself to do it tomorrow at best. More likely tomorrow becomes next week, then next month, then next year. Be the change you want in your life and start now.

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