You’re eating unhealthy food because you’re buying it and keeping it there as an option.
You’re not meeting any potential love interests because you’re sitting at home on your phone or laptop, instead of going somewhere and giving yourself a chance.
You’re not waking up early to meditate and make a nutritious breakfast because you’re sleeping too late and setting your alarm even later.
You’re not working out enough or at all because you haven’t put any system in place to keep yourself on track and hold yourself accountable.
You’re not getting enough of your work done because the physical or digital environment you’re working in isn’t cleared of distractions.
You and only you can fix every single one of these problems.
You need to put yourself in a position to succeed, and that’s all you need to do. If you proactively alter your circumstances to reflect that of what will naturally happen in said circumstances, you will have extraordinary control over your life.
If you buy healthy snacks like nuts and fruit, you’ll naturally only snack on healthy food. Why? Because that’s all that’s there. Put yourself in that position.
Someone in a bar trying to talk to people, no matter how terrible he or she is with flirting, is infinitely more likely to succeed in love than someone telling themselves they should do that. If you put yourself in that environment, you’ve already done more than 90% of what others have. Put yourself in that environment.
Of course you won’t have any time in the morning if you don’t proactively arrange time in the morning to do x, y or z. Set an earlier alarm. Spend a few days to fix your sleeping schedule and enjoy an extra hour in your day to fill with something calming and healthy. Put yourself in that rhythm.
A gym membership is as useful as the frequency in which you use it. If you’re not using it, put yourself in a position to use it. Make yourself accountable. Get a gym buddy with set days in the week to workout. If either of you fail to come, you’ve let the other down. Can you cycle or run to work/school? Have the appropriate clothes ready in the morning, bag packed and plenty of time to get in. You will naturally take that option rather than driving if everything is ready to go. Put yourself in that situation.
Clean your messy desk. Delete those bookmarks that link to the most addictive sites on the internet. Reduce all this clutter around yourself. Our minds are affected by our surroundings and if we don’t thrive in chaos, we need to put ourselves in a position to avoid it messing with our work. If you have YouTube open on one screen and an e-mail composition on the other, of course you’re going to be less productive. Don’t try to write better e-mails. Remove the distraction so your true productivity can shine. Put yourself in that zone.
All of this is about proactively making your future decisions by guiding your future self. Your’re creating a decision making funnel, road or path. Whatever will help your future self make the correct decision when the time comes; that’s what you have to bring to fruition by taking some important steps today.
Not being able to do this is impossible.
You can do it.
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