Day 35: The Habit of Not Doing

It’s super easy to fall into a habit, especially when all you have to do is . . . Nothing! We all know what we should be doing right now, or at least what we need to accomplish at this moment. Then why aren’t we doing them? Why aren’t we chasing those goals and acting on our abundant ideas? Simple. The comfort of “not doing” has become a habit! It’s incredibly easy and safe, no expectations and no disappointments so of course it’s the easiest habit to acquire. But is it the happiest? Or the most fulfilling? Or even the most worthwhile way to spend our lives? I don’t think so.

The Solution; Break The Habit!

How? Start. Doing. Right. Now. Get up, pick up that piece of paper and start writing, open a savings account for your travel fund. Register right now for that degree and climb the finance mountain when you get there. Start accepting invitations to go out whether you feel like it or not. Sign up for that course you’ve been dreaming of taking but have been too practical or afraid to try. Basically, resolve to not sit still anymore. It’s your life you’re wasting “not doing” and you can’t get it back. It’s absolutely not okay to spend it going through the motions. Reject it now!

Remember that doing beats not doing always, no matter the outcome of trying.

You want to build your dream house but you don’t have the funds, then start buying bricks! It may sound silly buying bricks when you don’t even have land, but try it and you will be amazed how things just come together by themselves. What good will sitting and wishing do? The end result is that you will sacrifice those dreams and have lived an unhappy life.

Happiness is not as unattainable as we make it out to be, if we can just start doing something, anything towards our own fulfillment.

The Logic:

Of course planting a forest is a daunting task for anybody, but those who have succeeded understand the principle of planting one tree at a time. Happiness will not come to us, we need to reach it by taking one step after another and its through the journey that we attain fulfillment not the destination.


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