Who are you trying to convince
When your talking
Saying that your going to do this and that
You are just trying to convince yourself that you can do it because you don’t believe in yourself
And you are most likely trying to gain approval of others
This rarely works and nothing gets done
The simple solution is to just do the work
Just sit down and do it
Just go for the run
Just do the workout
Whatever you saying your gonna
Just do it before you talk yourself out of it
You have to build the man
Garret J White
In order to be the man you have to build the man.
Its frustrating when your not where you want to be.
Its frustrating when you try and start out but its bloody hard
But you can’t become that person until you build that person
So you can sit in frustration
You can quit because its difficult
But you’ll never be that person
You have to do the work
Don’t depend on your mother or anybody else to buy or cut up your vegetables for you
– Gary Halburt
When we rely on others it gives us an excuse as to why we failed.
As Gary wrote to his son whilst in prison
what we should do is develop a strong independent attitude
Other people have there own things going on and they may forget that they have agreed to do you a favour, they may also not do what you wanted correctly causing you to fail.
Their actions are out of your control and the only thing in your control is your own actions.
Hold yourself accountable instead of
‘Its not my fault they forgot to buy me my vegtables’
‘Its not my fault my colleges didn’t do their end of the work’
Its all your fault if you didn’t do the work yourself.
– Jessica Brody
Perfection blocks us from pretty much anything we do in life,
I remember when I thought about starting this blog and I said to myself I’ll wait until I am a successful businessman till I start writing (Lol) because then it will be perfect
That would have been many years of writing not done
I always hear people say they’ll wait until they lose weight before they go to the gym < like what?
There is no such thing as writers block or gym block or anything block the only thing that is blocking us is that we want everything to be perfect
And nothing is
So nothing is done
Allow yourself to be bad
We think of the days when we have that big exam, or wedding days or something really important as the days that define us
But the days that define us are the nothing days, when we dont have a lot on,
What we do in those days they are what define and make us
Not the 2 weeks before a holiday but the 300 days of nothing when you train those days
When you read and study not for the exam bit just for you
When you practice your craft for the sake of practice
Or when you stay in bed when you literally do nothing
Everything we do defines us…