Think of a friend or a family member you’d love to give advice to (if they would only listen).
What would you say? What would you recommend them to do with the problems and dreams they have? What would you do in their shoes?
On the face of things, solutions to problems become obvious with a detached and/or outside perspective.
It’s easy to desire to lose weight or gain muscle, but it’s a different experience to feel every that comes with being overweight or scrawny.
When we are dealing with our own things, we’re so caught up in the mud we don’t give ourselves the space to discover solutions. Instead of taking time to step out of our normal environment, we loop into a cycle of reacting.
Reacting to the next thing instead of addressing the underlying problem.
A funny thing happens when I start going down the list of habits and todos if I were putting myself in so-and-so shoes—
A lot of them are things I need (and wish I was doing) myself. But where I deem someone else as lazy, I give myself a hundred reasons and excuses why I’m not doing what I want/know/wish I was doing.
Convince and influence others with your actions, not your words.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1165