It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting. — Millard Fuller, Co-founder of Habitat for Humanity.
We are deep into January, and our New Year’s resolutions are becoming fading memories. I came across the above and it helped me realize why so many of my resolutions and good intentions fail. I try to write down my good intentions and think my way through bad habits. Instead I should have followed Nike’s advice, “Just do it.?”
My actions can trick my brain, but my brain seldom influences my body. I know that I need to exercise, but my natural laziness usually wins out over my brain every time. A.J. Jacobs calls this a fake-it-til-you-make-it phenomenon.
Whatever is your good intention try to put yourself into gear first. Don’t think your way into good intentions, but put it into action. Let me know how it works out. Webb.