I have this weird magically belief. Actually it hasn’t been very magically because it hasn’t really worked out for me, but it is magical in the sense that it makes no sense whatsoever.
I have a belief that if I am struggling to follow through on something then the answer for that problem is . . . wait for it . . . buying something cute to help me accomplish my goal.
That is why I own about one million really cute journals that all have one entry in them. It is why I own a bunch of cute water bottles, so I’ll work out more. It’s why I was tempted the other day to buy a new Bible. You know because if I had one of the cute new ones from She Reads Truth, I would for sure read it more!
(You can get those journals by clicking here. This doesn’t benefit me in any way except that someone will get to own these cuties!)
I can’t be the only one who does stuff like this. Maybe for you it isn’t buying cute things. Maybe it’s always waiting for Monday to start that new healthy living goal. Maybe it’s waiting for your spouse to change, and then you’ll do it too. Maybe it’s buying that 500th organizing container and then your house will finally be clean (Guilty!).
Whatever it is, we are really good at finding excuses for why we aren’t actually doing the things we say we want to do.
No more excuses!
I didn’t figure out that I was doing this until this past year. I think I started doing it so much that it became impossible to ignore anymore.
I have nothing against cute things, or any of those other things I mentioned above. In fact I am a firm believer that if I’m going to own something it might as well be cute! But using that – the shopping, the time it takes to acquire something new, the money spent – as an excuse to not just do the thing I know I should be doing isn’t doing me any favors.
So I made a new rule for myself this year: It’s not that I can’t buy the new cute Bible, or water bottle but I have to prove that I’m actually using the ones I have first. You know, show some actual follow through on my goals. Either I will start accomplishing more of my goals, or I will save a lot of money not buying those cute things!
What do you need to be following through on that just seems so hard for you? Do you have a delaying technique that you successfully use to put it off even further? What is a step you could take this week to just go ahead and do it?
For me? I’m going to read the Bible I already have. It’s even cute! See? No excuses!!
Man! This She Reads Truth Bible is nice looking though . . .
You can pick up your own if you are in need of a new Bible by clicking here. This follows right along with my belief that if you are going to own something, it might as well be cute!
If you love that Kate Spade tumbler you can click here. Seriously where else can you get anything Kate Spade for $18!
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