That big project is weighing heavy on your shoulders. That little task is nagging at the back of your mind.
“I’ve just got to make myself do it,” you tell yourself.
Days later, weeks later, a lifetime later, you continue to tell yourself, “Just do it,” and it remains undone.
The majority of experience proves that people can’t push through obstacles, blocks, limitations, fears and beliefs with willpower alone.
Maybe you have before or maybe you’ve seen someone else accomplish something against all odds based on what you assume is their desire alone; those are the exceptions to the rule. If you have pushed through an obstacle before to achieve what you truly wanted, have you been able to consistently do this throughout your life? It’s hard especially when you find yourself trying to recreate how you mustered up the extraordinary willpower before.
One way to overcome obstacles, blocks, limitations, fears and beliefs is to first acknowledge that “just do it” isn’t cutting it. Acknowledge there is something in your way and choose to understand it at a deeper level. Dr. Donald Moine, author and financial advisor, teaches, “Recognition is 80% of the solution.”
Why can’t you “just do it” and be done with it? Because:
- An experience has taught you a behavior or habit.
- You’re using an issue as a protective mechanism.
- The issue has a payoff or benefit that you value.
When “just do it” doesn’t work, acknowledge what is in your way, understand it and have compassion for it. Mastering this process may create a breakthrough for you, take that weight off your shoulders, and silence that nagging in your mind.
Speak Your Mind and Comment
Share the one thing that you’ve been telling yourself to “just do” in the comments (by clicking here). Is it starting your novel, finishing that painting, reading that book, visiting a family member, organizing your office, scheduling your vacation, sending your portfolio to your dream company, revamping your resume, requesting that favor, recording that song you wrote, asking for that raise…? I’ll start with the first comment.