The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
The Desire for Certainty: This is what makes creating changes in life so difficult. I’ve heard people say it’s impossible for them to change or you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, if you work hard enough and that dog is motivated enough you can teach an old dog new tricks. But it won’t happen instantly. Change takes time, however, the uncertainty of those changes is what stops people dead in their tracks, they want to be certain of the outcome before any action is done. That old dog doesn’t know how well he can perform the trick before trying. You have to do before you can be certain of any results.
That Overwhelming Feeling: Life is overwhelming, change is definitely overwhelming. Changing habits, adapting to something new and overhauling your existence will make you wonder if change it worth is. The answer to that is YES! Each stage of development is an overwhelming process. My daughter used to get frustrated when she fell each time she tried walking. So remember you had to crawl before you could walk and walk before you could run. Make one baby step at a time instead of trying to make one giant leap and change will come without you being completely overwhelmed.
Seek Clarity: It takes clarity to find your way. Clarify whatever it is you want, your goals have to be realistic and hold substance. Write down them down, reflect on them often and pursue them as if failure is not an option. Think that nothing is too big for you to achieve, meditate on your abilities to achieve your vision, removing any obstacle that blurs that vision.
Putting Off For Tomorrow: In other words, PROCRASTINATION. Sign! Figure out what’s important to you NOW. Whatever you’re procreating on isn’t a major factor in your life. You will never see anyone getting up in the morning and hold their breath because breathing is vital to them. Find something that’s just as important to you as breathing, only then will you stop putting off for tomorrow and start doing TODAY! Then bounce back to seeking clarity! Many times I have to visualise what’s important to me at certain intervals or I’ll just procrastinate on my entire list.
©Etta D. Richards