A year ago, I was struck with a bout of pessimism. It’s fairly easy getting trapped by the destructive thought pattern that is pessimism.
The way that out minds our wired we are not designed to do things that are scary or difficult or uncomfortable
Our brains are designed to protect us from that. In order to change, in order to build something, in order to be the best, you’re gonna have to do things that are scary and uncomfortable, which sets up the problem for all of us – we’ll never feel like doing it. It is always so hard to do the little things.
You get trapped in the knowledge action gap. You know what to do, but you can’t seem to make yourself do it. I mean every one of us is just one decision away from changing our life.
How to get from knowledge to action
1. Stop hitting the snooze button. This is something which is very easy but still the hardest thing to do. We need to Stop procrastinating and just start doing the things we know we have to.
2. Don’t set inhuman standards for yourself that you may find it hard to live up to. you may end up feeling like a failure or getting angry with yourself and fall back into negative thinking.
3. Break in momentum. When you lose your momentum, it doesn’t mean that you should give up. Losing momentum doesn’t mean failure. It just means you need to relax and then slowly work your way back
4. See failure as a learning tool. We’re deathly afraid of failing, because we see this as a statement that we suck. But it’s not. Failure is an indication of something we can learn. Failure is a necessary step in learning. It’s an opportunity.
5. “It’s always darkest before the dawn” Always remember, even when the things don’t seem so bright, and you think like you don’t feel like doing anything, it won’t stay the same way forever. But you need to make the change. It’s your life, you owe it to yourself. Nobody else is gonna do it for you.