Too many people just talk too much. However, not too many people are actually doing anything. Have you ever heard somebody say, “I’m trying to get in shape” but you knew they were full of it because they never got a membership, ate healthier, or even tried. Well, that’s how a lot of people are in life. Telling people that you’re trying sounds very passive and whinny. If you want people to take you seriously train yourself to say, “I’m going to the gym 3 days a week and I’m doing my best to eat healthier. You see what I did there. When asked I established that I am working out and eating healthier by changing trying to “going” and “doing”. However, if I said, “I’m trying to get in shape.” People are going to just look at me funny because I haven’t even discussed my plan. Therefore, they believe that I’m not really serious which means they will not respect me.
This is why I don’t buy what many people are selling. If you are going to make your life better than just do it. What are waiting for? If you want to write that book go write it! If you want to open a business open it! Everybody is waiting on some sign or an act from God but signs and acts aren’t enough if you don’t invest yourself.
I used to have such crippling anxiety over trivial things such as driving. I was always worried about what if I fail but never asking myself, “Why do you care if you fail?” When I started stripping myself of my own negative thinking I learned how to become more optimistic. That’s how I asked myself, “So what if I fail I can just try again!” Yes, it took me a while and it cost me money but I’ve been driving now for the past two 2 years. In order to grow as a person through times of adversity one must remain optimistic or less they will repeat the same patterns.