Monday, 20 April 2015

Day 281: How to do something you really don’t want to do…


An Introduction:


index This is something we all struggle with even from early childhood. Our parents will tell us to do our chores or in school when we have to do our homework. From Waking up early in the morning to get ready for work or ticking things off from a “To do list”. We tend to really not want to do these things, but in the end it’s something we have to do and so we reluctantly do these things based on necessity.

I often ask myself why it is that our natural reaction towards not wanting to do something is to simply not do it – even when we understand the need for it. Why is it that we allow ourselves to be directed by this “ I don’t want to”. Why does this resistance we face have so much power over us where it will completely take over our choices and we end up simply doing nothing?

I do not have a simple answer for this. I have seen how this “ I don’t want to” destroy people’s lives. Where they stood with a choice: Self-empowerment or Self sabotage and ended up with sabotaging their lives by continuously giving in to this “resistance” when they faced with something they did not want to do.

The big problem is that it’s naturally easier to simply do nothing. It’s effortless really. And by doing nothing then nothing changes, no movement, no self-change, no self-empowerment. Your life just stays the way it is. Now, here there with some people there is a want for something different. There is a want for a better way of living and a want for change in their lives – but when it comes to the actual doing and taking the steps towards self-change and self-empowerment the first thing they face is resistance and this is where most fall. They don’t push through and eventually give into the resistance and fail.

For those few who have made a change in their lives for the better only did one thing differently – when they faced the resistance they did not allow it to direct them. This is a very important step. When you make the choice to change – you are making a commitment to yourself. Those who have indeed changed themselves for the better made this commitment for themselves and simply kept to it no matter what.

In the end that is the only difference between those who have made change to those who fall and give up. There is no magical solution and there is no easy way out. Making the choice to change is something that most people do not want to do, but some do see the need for it and it’s those people who will face a choice.

And when you do make the commitment and choice to change what will you do when you face the resistance? Will you push through or will you fall?

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