Most people have a good idea of how to turn their life around. The solutions are usually obvious. Everyone knows how to lose weight, make more money, or keep their house tidier. The challenge is following through.
Knowing what to do isn’t enough, not even close. Knowing gets you nothing. Execution and persistence are everything.
Why don’t you follow through on your decisions? Choose the reasons that resonate with you and see how to resolve them:
Making a true decision means cutting yourself off from any other option. Most of us fail to commit sufficiently to our decisions. We’re too half-hearted and give up far too quickly
Understand your values and you’ll follow through more often.
Things are often more challenging than you thought they would be. This is a common reason for not following through.
Successful people are either less swayed by their emotions, or they have more control over their emotions. Take your pick. It’s hard to be successful without one or the other.
A little effort each day will accomplish more than a lot of effort here and there. Daily action keeps you focused and is easier emotionally.
A short-term perspective will sabotage your efforts. If you focus on the short-term struggle you’re experiencing, you’ll almost certainly find a way to quit.
Do you just give up and go on to a new project whenever you see that something isn’t easy?
You probably already know enough to make dramatic changes to your life, so the real challenge is managing yourself and following an effective process.
The power to change your life is within you. You only need to adjust your approach. Perseverance is a significant part of positive change.
What could you change in your life if you followed through on your decisions? A better question is, “What couldn’t you change?”
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