#75Hard Day 69: Don’t Show Up For A Debate With Yourself
▶️ A friend told me yesterday about a great statement she heard from @TonyRobbins. I knew immediately I needed to do a video about it.
▶️ When asked about his ability to follow through on disciplines he said something to the effect of I just don’t allow myself to show up & debate myself.
▶️ How powerful would it be if we all operated by that principle?
▶️ There are certainly times when we need to lay aside plans & intentions due to something unforeseen. It might be necessary to skip a workout when we’re ill, but most of the time, deviating from the plan isn’t in our best interest.
▶️ There’s a reason why we have a plan in place & intentions set. We’re trying to end up somewhere by design, rather than by default.
▶️ We’re humans with a variety of shifting emotions which can’t be trusted to dictate our decisions for us.
▶️ When momentary emotions are allowed to come into play, resolve can get overshadowed. We may even start to make justifications as to why we don’t want to do what we previously planned to.
▶️ All too often we allow ourselves to show up & have a debate with ourselves over the feelings we have vs the plan that is in place.
▶️ The easiest way to protect ourselves against the danger of operating out of emotion is to resolve that it’s not up for debate. We take action on the plan regardless of how we feel.
▶️ Let’s face it; most of us don’t want to get up when the alarm clock goes off to get exercise in before work. The difference in those who do it anyway & those who do not are the ones who act based on the plan instead of how they feel in that moment. The successful ones are the ones who get up without even entertaining the idea of hitting snooze.
▶️ The truth of the matter is that the majority of the time that we follow through on the plan rather than caving to our emotions we’re glad we did. What’s more, the feeling of accomplishing something when we did not want to often times spurs us on to do even more than what we had planned.
▶️ Conversely, if we allow our feelings to dictate our decision, we are usually regretful of it after the fact.
▶️ Where do you struggle to follow through the most? How can you overcome so it’s no longer up for debate?