According to my own diagnosis, I’ve had writer’s block for the better part of a year. I know exactly what I want to write about, I just can’t seem to find the words (or voice) to actually write it.
At the beginning of the year, I made the commitment that I’d “do my best” to write something every day. It lasted all of about three weeks, and then faded onto the list of things I’ve kind of promised myself that I’d do, but never quite finished.
Therein lies the problem.
I told myself that writing was “important.”
I realized that doing it consistently could make a major impact in my life and business.
Then, I committed to doing it. Sort of.
Have you ever had this happen?
When we make half-hearted promises to ourselves, we don’t create the mental and emotional energy to stick to the commitment no matter the cost. If your dream is something that you “kind of” want, you’re out of there at the first sign of resistance.
Let’s say you decide that you want to eat better, and work out three times a week. The first day you’re gung ho. You’re about to sculpt the body of a Goddess! You finish your first workout, blitz up a green smoothie & feel amazing…
Until the next day.
Since you haven’t worked out in the last 7 years, your body’s more than a little sore. You hurt in places you didn’t even know you had. The day after that is even worse, and you’re ready it call it quits. Sarah from accounting invites you out for drinks after work. After work drinks equal after work food, and who wants to be the only oddball eating a salad?
Besides, you did a killer workout two days ago. You’ve earned a night out. Right?
Six months later, you wake up 20 pounds heavier after an emotionally induced ice cream and cookie binge, kicking yourself for breaking another personal promise.
You never fully committed. Oh, you said you were committed, and gave it the best effort you had – for all of one workout. You gave it your all, until your all wasn’t convenient anymore.
Don’t feel bad; we all do it.
Here’s the thing, though. If you know there’s something you need to do to level up your life (and you say you want to do it), but never follow through, you’re short-changing yourself. You’re not playing at your full potential.
You know you can do more.
The only thing holding you back is you.
When your “want to’s” become “must do’s,” your life will completely change. Here’s how you can kick your mindset and personal achievement into high gear, practically overnight:
Decide that you must have the goal you seek, and you will make it happen.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” When you decide that nothing less than what you want is enough for you, you’ll forge toward your goal no matter the cost. If you have to lock yourself in your office without internet access or a phone to write, you’ll do it. If you have to avoid all company social events to stick to your healthy eating plan, you’ll do it.
When you’re hungry enough for success, you’ll let nothing stand in your way. This isn’t a question of willpower; it’s a question of decision.
Step one to creating unimaginable success is making a decision to do so. Need a little help? Check out the PowerHouse Success Library for a FREE copy of my Daily Success Tracker and Goal Sheet.
How do I know it works? Well, you’re reading something I wrote, aren’t you? So much for writer’s block.