Forget your feelings!
Feelings are B.S.
How often do you FEEL like dragging your butt out of bed when your alarm first goes off without hitting the snooze button?
How often do you FEEL like hitting the gym at 6am to start your day?
How often do you FEEL like going to work on a beautiful, sunny day that is perfect beach weather?
How often do you FEEL like putting down the donut that clients brought into the office for you?
I don’t know about you but I don’t FEEL like doing a lot of things in my life. But guess what? I do them anyway because that’s how responsible, productive, successful adults act in their lives.
Unfortunately, it’s often the small “cheats” we make everyday that, on the surface do not appear to have significant consequences, that in fact, have major impacts on our lives.
It’s amazing how we can rationalize a lot crummy decisions we make every day. Do any of these rationalizations sound familiar?
“Oh, this one donut won’t hurt anything. I’ve been good with my eating this week.”
“What’s wrong with hitting the snooze just one more time? I can still make it to work on time if I hussle.”
“Why bother going to the gym today when I haven’t been in the last three weeks?”
“Why bother getting my Will together? I have plenty of time. I’m relatively young and healthy.”
Unfortunately, these seemingly “one-off cheats” too often snowball into an unfavorable pattern of crappy eating, chronic tardiness, slothfulness, etc.
Hey, I’m not casting stones here because I struggle with making positive choices and acting on them every single day. I bet you do too.
I can’t help you get to the gym or drag you out of bed or force you to eat a healthy lunch today but I CAN make it really easy for you to plan your affairs to save your family from months of lost time, thousands of dollars in legal fees, and countless headaches.
It all starts with picking up the phone and scheduling your Family Succession Strategy Session with me (Florida residents only). Here’s the number: 850-439-1191. My assistant, Olivia, will get you hooked up.
I know you don’t FEEL like calling me. But so what? Your feelings are irrelevant. Do it anyway. You’ve been putting off planning (or updating) your affairs long enough.
Just think, one tiny decision you make in calling my office today will have a significant positive impact on your family’s future.
You can bet I didn’t feel like getting up at 5am this morning to run before the gym but I did it anyway.
What positive action will YOU be taking today that you don’t feel like doing?
Kristen “Doing It Anyway” Marks
P.S. I’m reading a great book on taking action by Mel Robbins called the “Five Second Rule.” Check it out. It’s already helped me out a lot.