I was talking to someone about finances today, debt to be more specific. I was telling them about a pretty simple plan to get out of debt.
His response: “I have a plan to get out of debt. It’s called dying. When I die I’ll be out of debt. The end. So anyway…”
Now I can tell a subject change when I see one, I’m pretty smart like that. So I went along with it. I think we went on to talk about the weather or something safe like that. Some issues you just don’t want to press. But I couldn’t help but think about that brief 30 second conversation throughout the day. How many areas of our lives do we take on that defeated mindset? I know I’ve been guilty before.
Ever thought to yourself…
I hate my job but I don’t know how to do anything else.
Some of my friends are a really bad influence but I’ll hang around different people when I get older.
I’m not eating right and haven’t exercised since the 8th grade gym class, but I’ll start when things settle down.
I’ve got to catch up on homework but I’ll never get it all done, so why bother?
What areas of your life do you feel defeated in? Are you putting something off because of a lack of time or because you know it is going to be hard? Make a plan. It can be as simple as getting up an hour early three days a week and devoting that time to the area that you need to change. If time is not the issue, pick a date to confront the issue and hold yourself accountable to it. Be bold and be different. Normal is unsatisfied but unwilling to change. Don’t be normal.
Create your future.