Have you ever told yourself “I’ll figure that out later” or “I’ll deal with that later?”
If you haven’t, congratulations! You are in the 1% of the 1% of the 1 percenters.
For the rest of us…
It’s easy to normalize bad behavior in the short term by promising ourselves we will change in the future. We tell ourselves things like:
- I started behind in my grades, but I have plenty of time to catch up.
- My relationship isn’t great, but it will get better if I give it time.
- Maybe I drink too much, but I can stop anytime I want to.
- I’m out of shape, but I’ll start a new workout regimen soon.
Here’s the thing, problems don’t just go away on their own. Your grades won’t fix themselves, your relationship won’t get better on its own, and you cannot magically stop bad habits whenever you feel like it.
Problems are only solved by taking action, not dreaming of a day when you may take action.
Here’s the other thing. 99.99999% of people have problems they are ignoring. Me, you, your best friend, your professor, boss. We all have them.
Talk to someone you trust. Tell them what you are struggling with – ask them to hold you accountable. It may seem small…but it is a giant leap towards solving the problems in your life.