If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

This quote hits home for me right now.  How about you? Do you often think about what you should do and how you should do it but you never actually do it? Does thinking become more important than the doing?

I find myself reading all kinds of blogs and books on a pretty frequent basis.  It’s part of my morning ritual.  The problem is that I rarely implement what I read. I do nod my head and think, “I should do this” but then I don’t.  I even take notes on steps that a book or blog post is promoting.  I’ve even halfway done some of the steps.

So what motivates us to actually follow through on techniques on what we read? You have to be motivated by some internal desire or consequence.  Those can be a burning reason to get it done. Tony Robbins talks about outcomes, strategies and the why.  Without a why, you just won’t get it done.

That why can be a need to fulfill a promise to someone who is important to you like a mentor. Think about physical fitness successes.  The common recommendation for fitness success is to have a buddy.  Think about the Big Brother organization.  They setup older “siblings” for young children.  It’s about mentor-ship.  Think about AA meetings and organizations.  People with addictions are more successful if they have a person to call if the addict is going through a hard time.  So find a mentor to be accountable about your progress.

 

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