Habit #24: You Are Your Greatest Obstacle.
Stop stopping yourself from what you know you need to do.
There’s every excuse to stop.
Especially when you are going to do something that will create real change in your life. Maybe not instantly but in a period of time if you did what you need to do you’d gain your goal faster.
For me right now. I know I need to start a side income so I can afford to buy a new (new to me) vehicle.
I am also currently kicking myself because if I had of seriously started working on writing consistently, I would likely already have the income to get the new vehicle.
Instead I am here taking actions now towards building a side income for my new vehicle.
That side income is not going to be my writing. My writing income is going to go towards another paying another bill as soon as it is high enough to do so.
It is not going to be easy or fast. I need it. I need to change my habits and routines for me to earn a better income. I have the time. I need to manage and focus my time better.
How many times have you stopped or not even started something because of a lie you told yourself.
You know the lies
… I will do it later
… I don’t have time
… I can’t
… fill-in-the-blank is more important
Or the best one “I’m going to fail so why bother”
How many time have you stopped or not even started because you’re worried (or embarrassed) about what others would say or how they would react? You will not even allow yourself to start because of how you think they will react.
You are the obstacle that keeps stopping you. Why not start trying different ways to stop stopping yourself. What works for someone else who follow on social media may work for you. You have to try it long enough to see if it does.
One common theme for change and starting something new is commitment. Commit somehow even if in small ways that will build up.
Set the budget. Commit to not turning on the TV (or whatever it is that distracts you) until a set time later in the evening. Change for you. Find new small habits that will support who you want to be and what you want to be known for.
Get out of your own way.
It will not be easy. It will not be simple. Your commitment will be tested everyday.
You are your biggest obstacle.
Your obstacle is not them. Not your bank account. Not your connections. It is you.
You can earn the income if you are willing to put the time and effort in.
You can achieve your dream if you are willing to put the time and effort in.
When are you going to shove yourself out of your own way?
52 Habits To Change My Life:
#1 Make Your Bed
#2 Learn for 45-Minutes Everyday
#3 Make The List
#4 Stop Hiding Start Communicating
#5 What’s the Emotion?
#7 Set Boundaries.
#8 Learn To Say Yes To You.
#9 Pick One Superpower To Rule Them All.
#10 Recognize, Realize and Trust the Process.
#11 Focus and Cheer for you.
#12 Be a Role Model.
#13 Eventually the Excuses Have to Expire
#14 What if what you get in trouble for the most is what you should be doing.
#15 Keep Trying Different Identities.
#16 If You Can Do One. You Can Do More.
#17 The Two Cliffs I Have To Jump Off.
#18 What’s Your Underdog Story?
#19 Change The Way You Look At Things.
#20 You Only Exist if You Stop Doing Things For You.
#21 What I Can Control.
#22 One Thing Daily For My Future Self.
#23 You Are Not Going To Survive This.
#24 You Are Your Greatest Obstacle.
52 Habits To Change My Life (Why I am doing this)