I’m starting to believe that talking is potentially the biggest obstacle to change. We talk about losing weight, we talk about exercising, we talk about going to church, opening a business, finishing that degree, starting a project, ending an unhealthy relationship..
talk, talk talk.
We talk as if the talking itself is ‘phase one’ of ‘doing’ — it’s not.
Now I’m not saying that discussing decisions, goals and ideas is a bad thing..but all too often, the blah, blah blah is all there ever is..it’s the UBER that carries us to the airport, but we never get out of the car because we weren’t committed enough to buy a plane ticket.. so we just sit there in the back seat chewing the poor driver’s ears off about our fantastic vision..You know, the one we have every intention of activating- just not today.
I guess there’s a reason for the phrase “quiet resolve.”
Maybe that’s the signal that we are finally ready to to move forward..
We stop talking about what we need to do and just go do it.