How To Stop Wishing And Start Doing

Try not to overthink. Don't be a perfectionist. All these attributes lead to procrastination.

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It all comes down to our resistance level that keeps us from doing the things we want. This voice in our heads might tell us:

 “You don’t want to study because that takes an effort, why not just watch TV.

“You don’t want to work on your side projects. Waking up one hour earlier than usual makes you more tired and who doesn’t want a good night sleep?”

“You can’t write a book, you are not a professor.”

“You can’t start painting, you did not study in art college.”

“Starting a gastronomy blog? You don’t have a cook book that only chefs in Michelin star restaurants have.”

This goes on and on. Negative thoughts that our minds keep creating to trick us to stay at our current state that would make us not open to change and new experiences in life. In reality, this voice in our head is fueling the self-limiting beliefs of ours. Don’t let them gain ground.

We can overcome our resistance:

We can schedule focused time blocks to study by setting a long term goal to get into a university we want because we want to work in the engineering sector.

We can buy a blank canvas, some paint, a paintbrush, schedule half an hour in the morning and afternoon in our calendars and just start creating stylish decorative mini-paintings.

We can buy a basic camera and gear, cook recipes, buy a domain, connect it to a webpage editor, schedule 5 time blocks for the week in our calendar to focus on publishing new content about gastronomy and let other people know about Central European world of delights.

If we were able to write a thesis in university, we can write a book. If we were able to write our thesis, it means we have access to a computer. First, create the table of contents. Start writing. Name your publication and self-publish online. Who said it can’t be an eBook right?

Resistance can be fought and all of us can deliver on our plans by overcoming our self-limiting beliefs.

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