There are so many people in the world and, you know, you may be watching this right now and you have those incredible ideas, and what you think is missing is motivation, and that’s not true because the way that our minds are wired, and the fact that human beings is that we are not designed to do things that are uncomfortable, or scary, or difficult.
Our brains are designed to protect us from those things, because our brains are trying to keep us alive. And in order to change, in order to build a business, in order to be the best parent, the best spouse, to do all those things that you know you want to do with your life, with your work, with your dreams, you’re going to have to do things that are difficult, uncertain, or scary. Which sets up this problem for all of us, you’re never going to feel like it, motivation’s garbage. You only feel motivated to do the things that are easy.
“Your life comes down to your decisions, and if you change your decisions, you will change everything.” – Mel Robbins
We all have a habit of hesitating. We have an idea, you’re sitting in a meeting, you have this incredible idea, and instead of just, you know, saying it, you stop and you hesitate.
You can truly trace every single problem, or complaint, in your life to silence and hesitation. Those are decisions. And what I do, and what’s changed my life, is waking up and realizing that motivation’s garbage, I’m never going to feel like doing the things that are tough, or difficult, or uncertain, or scary, or new, so I need to stop waiting until I feel like it. And number two, I am one decision away from a totally different marriage, a totally different life, a totally different job, a totally different income, a totally different relationship with my kids.
Your life comes down to your decisions, and if you change your decisions, you will change everything.