These days, we have more opportunity than ever to achieve our goals and twice that amount of opportunity to distract ourselves.
“The cost is too high,” you say. The cost of failure. Of embarrassment. Of one more sacrifice that you’re positive will give you nothing in return.
Before you dismiss one of those goals as ‘too hard’ or ‘impossible,’ pause for a moment and consider that you’re making a conscious choice not to try. Think about all of the people out there who chose differently and either proved themselves wrong or, at the least, proved that they are not beholden to a weakness that will slowly eat away at them.
Picture your future self reading a letter from your current self. What would you rather read about — sacrifices or excuses?
Ask yourself some questions:
- Who’s really in control of my decisions?
- Who do I want to be in control of my decisions?
- Why should I make the harder choice?
I believe in you! As someone who has lost 40 pounds over the past year-and-a-half and went from writing occasionally to writing every single day, just know that the hard choices can be made and they’re rarely as hard as we assume.