Portrait of a blogger working at 10:49pm, because he has things to do.
More often than not, you know what to do. Before you even open that ‘how to’ book, or look for yet another blog on the topic, you know what you need. You’re smarter than you give yourself credit for, most of the time.
You Know What to Do
You’re fat. You know what to do. There’s not really a new book that will change it. It’s you who will change it.
You’re unemployed. That’s temporary, even if temporary is stretching into 14 months. You know what you need, even if that means education, a move, a change of circumstances. But I promise you that you know.
You’re broke. Money exchanges hands every day. More money than we’ll ever earn in a lifetime flows all around you. You can find ways to have some of it. You know some of those ways. Very few books or speeches will amaze you and set you on a path to claim them all.
Then Why Do We Read and Overstudy?
Because we’re afraid, because we’re procrastinating, because we feel many emotions that “seem” like uncertainty, but are more often good old fashioned lack of self-esteem. Because we’ve tried and failed one too many times and we’re upset with ourselves for this. Because we listen to our Inner Critic and we believe that He or She is right (is yours a male or female?).
The last word of the title of this blog post is everything. Do. Do something.
Don’t have enough time? Do something. Can’t afford it? Do something. Haven’t gotten around to it? Do it now.
Does that sound oversimplified? That’s because you’re still in the mindset of the top of this post.
Excuses Cost A LOT of Money and Time
Spend time on excuses and you can pile them up to the ceiling. Spend time thinking through why it won’t work, and you’ll be right. Spend money learning how to do something better, and you’ll likely succeed in learning how to do something better. But you won’t have done it.
Excuses are awesome. You can have some of mine, if you want.
Me? I’m going to be enjoying the “do.”
How about you?