The Law of Diminishing Intent say, “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.”
There are certain pitfalls that people fall into when they are trying to make a change. Usually these pitfalls occur with good change as there is always more uncertainty with this. In this post I wanted to just address these so that everyone can recognize them and then push them aside to further help their goals.
- Assumption. Too often people assume that change will automatically occur. The key factor here is that if you want change you need to be intentional about it.
- Knowledge. This comes back to one of the quotes I often repeat from Dr. John DeMartini, “if your why’s are big enough the how’s will take care of themselves.” Do not slow yourself down by not knowing what to do. Seek out others on your path and ask questions. There is always a way.
- Timing. I learned quickly that there is NEVER the right time. There will always be something that pops in your life. YOU need to make the time, and if it is important enough to you then you will.
- Fear. Fear is what you make of it. As Greg Glassman said, “you fail at the margins of your experiences.” One of the best things you can do when making change is to sit back and thing what is the absolute worst thing that can happen. You will find out that the worst thing really isn’t so bad, and the things that truly matter will still be there.
- Perfection. You are never going to be ready for something, or perfect to start something. As the times change so to do you. The only thing you can do is just start the process and you will learn how to build upon who you are and what you have.
- Inspiration. As Jim Rohn states, “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction.” Understand the why’s of what you are doing and find the inspiration in that. Be able to find the forest through the tress and keep that vision throughout your journey.(John C. Maxwell’s 15 laws of invaluable Growth.)
“One’s philosophy is not expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.” Eleanor Roosevelt.
As cliche as “Just Do It” is, Nike really hit it on the head. Wake up and take control of your life and your change and Just Do It.