Step one: Recognition - I want this...
Action- I need to make this happen. I wave my magic wand and... poof...
What the ass? ... Nothing happened!
Step two - understanding - I want it so I have to "make it happen".
Action - start working out a plan ...which leads us to...
Step three - reality - hey... this is really hard!
Action - get to work or Abort! Abort! Abort!
Humans are smart monkeys. We can talk ourselves into and out of all manner of realities and negotiate good and bad choices along the roads of progress. If something is very hard, we can develop "self made road blocks" to stall or stop our progress.
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Road Block one- procrastinate. "I'll start next week".
Road Block two - denial - "I'm working on it, really... I am... see... this is me working on it... no, there are no changes yet, but I assure you I am working sooo hard... "
Road Block three - excuses - "I would have been working on it, but I can't because aliens will eat my testicles. You wouldn't want aliens to eat my testicles, would you?"
Like water that finds the least path of resistance, when the going gets hard we can easily sit our asses on the couch and order pizza delivery. "Hey, don't forget my anchovies, dick!"
The fact of the matter is we left high-school behind with zits and shoving people into lockers. "Oh sorry, was that you? My bad". The point is there aren't any teachers to embarrass you in front of your peers or send you to detention if you didn't do your homework. If you have a deed that needs to get done, then you need to stop talking about it and do the mother-fucking-deed.
So put down that piece of cake. Get up an hour early. Leave that blow up doll in your closet and start obsessively working to achieve your goals. At The Knights Hall we say DEEDS NOT WORDS for a reason. Because words are just words. Half the people you are gonna meet are just going to "talk" about doing all the things... but a few of you, you who are not afraid of aliens and who still have your testicles firmly in hand... you will find it in yourself to do the deeds. And that will mean less ridicule you lazy fuck.
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