Waiting to get your ‘ducks in a row.’
We all like to plan (to some extent).
We all like to have our footing before we go out and try to take action.
We all want to know we will have a safety net when we finally “jump.”
The truth of the matter is, however, that many of us keep dialing in the sites before we finally find our opportunity to pull the trigger and take the shot.
So many of us don’t take action. We want to make sure all of our ducks are in a row before we release our new app- for instance.
Twitter started their app as dispatching service. If they kept refining and refining they would never have gotten the feedback to figure out it was the brief beacon communication feature that worked.
Often, it’s even hard to recognize that this is a habit. We tend to think this is a pivotal piece of proper execution. Reflect on your own life, however.
When was the last time you were approached by a friend or family member and asked about that great project you used to talk about?
You planned and planned and planned and it did nothing but fade to the wind.
The New Year is a great illustration of this. In the wee weeks, days and hours of the ending year we tell ourselves things like, “this next year I’m really going to make a change” and “Once we get into the new year, I’m going to start…”
These are fallacies impending our taking of action.
What’s stopping you from getting dirty today? Right now?
Your negative habit of perfection and the attaining of such is drastically holding you back.
Eating before you go to sleep.
This negative habit not only halts you in terms of living with a healthy metabolism, but it also drastically holds you back in starting the next day with full optimization.
When you eat before you go to sleep you send the autonomous systems in your body into a state of confusion:
You are telling your body to speed up when you should be slowing down.
The most important goal that should be considered every morning is to wake up and feel full-optimization. This cannot be reached when the steps prior to optimization are in contrast to this goal.
Reading beauty/fashion magazines.
These publications only have one goal:
To make you feel inferior and inadequate.
When you feel inferior, it makes you develop a lower self-esteem.
When you feel inadequate, it makes you want to fill a void.
It’s a vicious cycle however. No void will ever be filled with discretionary, useless material items. You will forever be chasing a rabbit that will never be caught.
The science is super clear here, people.
You’re wasting your money and more importantly wasting your health.
Finishing the work week with beers at the bar.
A custom as old as the organized work force, perhaps.
We grind and drudge our way through working for “the man” only to wash away all of our sweat and misery with a few brews at the local pub.
For hustlers and grinders (people, hopefully, like you) this is an extremely detrimental setback.
If you have aspirations of working towards something greater than “collecting a pay check” you are doing yourself an astronomical disservice.
Not only are you wasting your money on fruit-less, momentarily gratifying experiences with friends, you are setting yourself up with a less-than-optimal platform for the weekend; hangovers and sleeping in when you should be treating the weekend as your time to accomplish your side hustles.
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