There are golden moments of opportunity
throughout your day.
These golden moments provide you with a choice in life.
To do what you know you should be doing, or to continue doing what you feel like doing.
Most of us seek the path of least resistance.
Why is it so hard to do the little things that we know would improve our lives?
Simple, what’s easy to do is easy not to do.
Yes, but why is it equally as easy not to do though?
The mind has evolved to protect us from harm. It is designed to stop us at all costs from doing anything that might hurt us.
We are not designed to do things that appear uncomfortable, scary or difficult.
Our brains are trying to keep us alive, yet this protective mechanism does not serve us in achieving our fullest potential.
It’s better to live thirty years of fulfilled potential, than one hundred years safe in the corner.
In order to grow and evolve, to change and become all that we are destined in becoming, we are going to have to do things that are uncomfortable, scary and difficult.
We are going to have to go against our brains’ over-mothering ways.
It’s not motivation people lack, it’s making a decision in spite all costs.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity and destiny.
We always have a choice to make a decision that is in our control.
Sleeping in or waking up early, is a decision.
Exercising or watching TV, is a decision.
Choosing a good book or a trash mag, is a decision.
Living in the body you are not proud of, is a decision.
Being in a relationship that is not nourishing you, is a decision.
Staying in a job that does not inspire you, is a decision.
Choosing cake over a bowl of fruit, is a decision.
Nobody accidentally eats anything.
Nobody does anything they don’t want to do, ever.
It’s all about making a conscious decision that you intuitively know would serve you best.
That decision happens to be the one that will initially bring you most discomfort.
The smartest people in life are not the ones who achieve the greatest success. They are the ones who procrastinate less, make fewer excuses, feel the fear and discomfort, yet choose to take action everyday to achieve their goals.
Successful people do not succeed at the expense of their daily circumstances – they succeed in spite daily circumstances.
They never lose sight of a goal, without doing something each day that commits them to fulfilling it.
In the midst of a choice, you have exactly five seconds before your brain convinces you to take the safer, more comfortable route.
You have five seconds of opportunity to do something different today, before your brain talks you out of it.
It’s a tug of war between doing what you know you should be doing, to doing that which you just feel like doing.
That’s it, five seconds is all you get.
It’s all I got when choosing to either get up at 5am, take a cold shower and write this article, or sleep-in on a lazy Saturday morning.
Five seconds is all it took.
Five seconds is all you get.