Going the distance Part 2

90-percent

Last time I wrote, I spoke about being a “90 percenter”, (see previous post).  I have to be honest, coming to that realization bothered me.  It bothered me a lot!

Therefore, I have spent every minute of free time, since my last post, tying up loose ends.  I finished staining and varnishing a handrail, something that I have dreaded doing for a year!  I stained and varnished a door and doorway.  I finalized the construction of a kitchen cabinet then primed and painted it.  I painted the frame on a large exterior door, cleaned my basement, sorted through and threw away or donated old “stuff”.  I even took on and finished a new project!

During the finalization of these projects I realized something.  I realized that none of the projects were worth delaying.  I made them out to be much more difficult then they really were.  I believed they would take a lot more time than they did.  In fact, I probably wasted more time thinking or worrying about “doing” the projects, than I spent actually “doing” them.

If this is true, then wouldn’t the same be true in other areas of my life?  After an honest self evaluation, the answer is yes.  I have spent countless hours worrying about sales calls vs making them, worrying about having a tough conversation rather than having it, thinking about losing weight vs spending 30 minutes exercising and the list goes on and on.

How about you?  Do you find yourself “thinking” rather than “doing”?  How does it make you feel?  Does it add to your anxiety?  Does it make you angry?  Does it make you feel like a failure?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I don’t think that you’re alone.  In fact, I’d say that you are like the majority of people.  So if this true, then in order to defeat mediocrity we/I must be willing to change these habits.

My challenge to you (and myself) is to consider one topic in your life that you have been “thinking” about doing vs taking the action and actually “doing” it.  Once you have identified the topic, DO IT!  DO IT  NOW, do not wait!  After you’ve completed your task I would like you to share, in the comments below, what it was and how it made you feel to complete it.

Have a great day!  I can’t wait to read your story!

 

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