It’s a powerful skill to take a look at your life and see that you need to make a change.
Often we know we need to change but don’t want to face it. The skill, then, is to get very honest with yourself and recognize that a change is needed, and then finding a way to flip the switch so that you’re committed and taking action.
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When you are ready to take action, get good at actually getting started.
It doesn’t matter how you start — don’t get caught up in indecision and research. Instead, take action.
You will get discouraged or lose motivation at some point. Get good at encouraging yourself over and over again instead of discouraging yourself.
Also, get good at noticing when you're finding reasons to stop and take action keep yourself on track.
While pursuing a new habit, or eradicating an old one, we often experience a dip in motivation, focus and energy. This is due to many factors, like loss of motivation due to any internal or external difficulty, or getting sidetracked by life.
A habit dip is a temporary fall and can be a learning experience if we endure it.
No matter what we tell ourselves, we are not committed fully towards most things. We tend to be different people, committing to change our diet, exercise or start on a certain goal, only to become someone different and get distracted, or simply procrastinate.
We are not fully committed to ourselves or even to other people.
We let ourselves and others down break promises, and this is affecting us and everyone around us.
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