While controlling your thoughts and emotions has been long claimed to be extremely challenging, if not impossible, controlling your behaviour falls into a completely different category.
Consequently, while forcing yourself at the very beginning into adopting a routine that involves practicing, doing, may turn out to be quite challenging, you will notice how in time, the routine itself will start building up your motivation to go on with the ‘doing’.
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Mastering something goes beyond the idea of knowing that something theoretically. As knowledge is incomplete without experience, so is conceptual understanding unsatisfactory without practice.
Therefore, taking steps into a practical direction, doing something rather than just reading theoretical notions on the subject may imply you going to extreme lengths as exiting your comfort zone. However, this has always been the only successful way to obtain in the first place and then develop certain skills.
Take your thoughts to a more practical level. After having defined your goals, then done a little research on how to achieve them, make sure you start taking steps in order to turn them into reality.
Get down to ‘doing the job’ and you will soon realize it took less than imagined.
A firm daily practice takes some motivation to get going, but over time, the equation is reversed; dedicating yourself to a firm daily practice is what builds motivation.
Our constant practice of action alters our mood, taking a cue from our behavior.
We cannot allocate our attention to multiple things at once and expect it to function at the same level as it would were we to focus on just one activity.
Trying to aim for high expectations can put more pressure on you, leading you to avoid work by procrastinating.
Instead, start deliberately badly. When you know that you don't have to make the greatest thing ever, it's easier to start and easier to continue.