Nothing’s worse than “I’m gonna.”
I’m gonna study more, I’m gonna lose weight, I’m gonna start a business.
Cool. Get back to me when you have.
Now, I can’t say I’m innocent. I’ve done this. I still do this. Everyone has done this. You tell your friends about your grandiose plans. It’s so much more fun to live in the future, because there’s the prospect that it will somehow be better than now.
But I’ve finally started doing. After a long break of making excuses, sustaining, and living in a world of “get by now/fix later,” I am taking concrete, finite steps to build the lifestyle I’ve always “dreamed” of.
It’s almost as if my dream has already come true. I flipped the mental switch, and every day, even though I still struggle to balance between living in the present and building the future, simply having the company of the version of myself that won’t let me slip back into my old self-defeating habits is a huge win.
I’m tripling down on what I know, what I’m good at, and what I like, and I hope that if you haven’t already, you are someday able to do the same.
Until next time,