Why do you procrastinate?
Why do you not do very things you want to do?
Why do you have great dreams, but don’t take massive action to make them come true?
The answer lies in Newton’s first law of physics:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
Let me explain:
Let’s say you want something, whatever that “something” is. Let’s call it “success” to keep it simple.
The bottom line is this: if you want success, and you want it more than anything else in world, you will get it.
However, if you want to run away from your fears to a safe place, a place you feel secure, then you want security MORE than you want success. This is why you don’t achieve those great dreams.
The excuses or “reasons” will ultimately sound like:
“I’m not smart enough” “I don’t have money” “I don’t deserve more than I already have.” “I don’t have enough education” “I don’t have qualifications to do this”
All of these excuses are what keep us from our dreams. The way to discover what we are hiding from ourselves is to learn to ask right questions.
We KNOW all answers. The problem is that we don’t ask right questions. Here are two questions you can use in almost any quandary:
“What is BENEFIT of me not realizing my dreams?” “What am I getting out of it?”
Trust me, you ARE getting a benefit or a PAYOFF for not realizing your dreams. You must discover what it is in order to eliminate it.
One of hidden benefits or payoffs is not having to leave our comfort zone. Even if we are unhappy where we are, we have convinced ourselves that going after what we want is more difficult and more painful and staying where we are. We may be miserable, but at least we are comfortable.
The second question is: “What am I afraid will happen if I ...................… (fill in blank with dream)