Understanding that all achievement comes through your bodily activity and no one else’s will ensure that you take responsibility for your actions. This prevents you from blaming other people or things for your current situation.
You control all of your actions
For example, it is you who controls whether you get up earlier so that you can practice that language you always wanted to learn. You decide whether to stop watching the TV and start revising for your next exam.
All of your bodily activity is controlled and directed by YOU and no one else’s. You are in control so don’t blame others for your situation! If you believe you can do something you will probably do it, if you think you can’t…you will probably not.
It’s as simple as that.
For most people, the biggest barrier to achieving their goals is themselves.
This is the first thing that sets the achievers apart from the non-achievers. You must win the battle within your own mind. Once this is done you can begin your journey to eventual success. Actually, once this mental battle is won you are already well over halfway to success!
Your mind tends to be lazy.
Here is a practical example for you…think about something you want to do and then listen to your mind come up with a list of reasons why you can’t do it just now.
- I am too busy;
- It will take too long;
- It’s too late;
- It’s too early;
- I don’t have time;
- Maybe after the kids have grown up;
- I’m too old;
- I’m not experienced enough;
- I’m too tired;
- I need to eat first;
- I’ll make a coffee and then do it.
Pretty pathetic really isn’t it. All that brain power being wasted on finding reasons why not to do something. Your mind and potential cleverness is literally shriveling up due to a lack of use while you waste hours a day convincing yourself why you can’t do the things you really would like to be doing.
Find reasons to do things rather than not do them;
Make an effort to stop taking the easy route;
Push yourself do something new every day – this can be simple things like using your other hand on the mouse – do it now it will make your brain work harder giving it some much-needed exercise;
Stand on one leg every now and then and give that brain a good physical workout – feel the movements in your leg muscles as your brain calculates and re-adjusts to keep balance. It’s pretty amazing that all this is happening automatically and that you control this!
Read on to find out more about taking back control of your mind.