It is paradoxical that in this era of abundance we are so easy to slack off. Here we are, in the moment of reading this, able to watch and consume almost anything on the great world wide web. And yet, in this sea of choice, so many of us choose celebrity gossip and news. Are humans truly that shallow? Or is it that we are shaped by our choices? That so many of us when confronted with buttons that say Easy and Hard, will always press Easy.
With each action you take, you train yourself. The same way someone trains themselves to get upset and mindlessly yell, other people train themselves to calm down and approach the problem with clarity. Ultimately, you are the one deciding your fate. Others can plead, force, push you around – but it is you who signs off on what will happen.
So, think before your act. Know that each repetitive action you take brings you closer to automation in your brain. Remember the person you want to be and act like it. Never will be easier to make the right choice than it is right now. Picking what you know is the wrong choice is not only bad for the present, it also will set you back in the future. Your brain remembers, so the next time you are confronted with the same choice it’ll lean you toward the same wrong action even harder.
Bring out the fire in yourself and fight to choose right the first time. Do not shy away or pacify yourself with busy thoughts. Understand that you can’t live in the past or the future. The only time you truly impact is the ever fleeting present. So, make it count. Fill your actions with desire and caring so that you can remember them fondly when present becomes past. Battle the best you can so that upcoming challenges become laughable once they materialize from the future as part of the present facing you.
The time to make breakthrough is now.
This is really insightful. I especially enjoyed the societal analysis in the opening paragraph- an interesting point of view I’ve never considered before.
I actually enjoy social analysis… wish I could write more on the subject. Who knows, one day maybe?
My biggest problem in achieving my potential is a lack of motivation, so I really enjoyed this post! Followed for sure, looking forward to seeing whats next!
I think the biggest struggle with motivation comes from misconception that it precedes action. I wrote about it in my book review of Mark Manson’s book here under Inspiration -> Motivation -> Action misconception: http://howtoaddict.com/review-summary-subtle-art-not-giving-fck-mark-manson/
If you ever have direct question on the topic – let me know… I really enjoy interacting and talking on the subject!
Wow love the quote, it is true that every action isn’t just affecting ur present but more importantly directly affects our future
Yeah, and latest quantum physics claims are that future events influence past. Pretty weird: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/390x0g/scientists_show_future_events_decide_what_happens
Wow that is extremely interesting
Very true. We should think before we act .And it’s never too late to start a life with positive attitude.
As it is said “You can learn from your past, but you can’t live in it”. Hope to see you around again! 😉