In Jen Sincero’s book You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living, she talks about making the decision. It could be that you want to get in shape or write a book. It could be that you want to turn your love for making crafts into a business that earns money. It could be that you want to go back to school and train for another career. The thing is, unless you decide that this is the only path to take, you won’t have the gumption to make it happen. If you believe it has to be done, that is the drive that will get you to the gym at the crack of dawn if that’s the only time you can go. Or will make you stare at a blank page every single day and put some words on it. Or will make you walk into the bank and ask for the loan. Or will make you take the courses at night so that your day job can still pay the bills.
You have to envision the end result. Feeling great in your own skin. Attending your book signing. Opening your store. Sipping your coffee on route to a job you love.
I read something the other day that said our brain can not differentiate between a fact and something imagined. So if you have a thought about something that doesn’t exist yet, your brain doesn’t know that it isn’t already a reality.
Your thoughts become things.
As author Stephen Covey said, “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”
So start thinking about how you want your life to be. Picture yourself there. Make the decision and then get down to the business of taking action every single day to get there.