Why don’t you do the things that you know you should be doing? (How to fix it)

Hello guys, today I am here with another really important article. The things I am going to talk about might just be the turning point you’ve been looking for. Today, I am going to talk about the reasons why you don’t do the things you know you should be doing. Let’s hop into it.

1. Knowledge and Execution are two things

Even if you have all the knowledge in the world about doing something, you are not going to be good at it on your first try. You are going to fail. You are going to mess it up.

Knowing something is easy, but doing it and improving is the hard part. You have to understand this. You are going to need a lot of mental strength to do something consistently.

In my opinion, the best way that you could do something consistently is learning to love the process. If you are fat and you want to exercise and lose some weight, you could put up a big picture of yourself in your room’s wall so that everyone that comes to your room is going to notice that. Make a rule for yourself saying that you can’t remove the picture. The only thing you can do is replacing it. This way, you are going to be motivated to keep improving.

2. Change the environment

Change the environment. Change yourself

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The environment we live in has a bigger impact on your life than you think. This is a universal theory. This is why Jim Rohn once said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and that means everyone in your life counts.

Same goes for the environment you live in. This is why your mom shouts you to make the bed after you get up. If your room is messy, more often than not your mind is going to be messy too.

If we look at this from another perspective, let’s say you are eating junk food way too much and you want to reduce it. Change the environment. Remove all the junk food from your house. That is it. Simple, right?

3. Having good peers matter

Have good peers

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This is another big turning point. Your peers could either make you or break you for some extent. If you have peers who encourage you to go to your goals and help you when you are down, the road to success gets much easier.

On the other hand, if your peers always say negative stuff, the things are going to be much harder for you.

You should always try to be in a social group that encourages you to change your life for the better. If you feel like you are not in a one right now, get yourself out of there.

4. Plan Deep

As I always tell you, you should always schedule your day. And also, you should have a clear path on how you are going to achieve your goal. A goal without a clear path is just a dream.

You need to plan deep here. Yes, I understand that things do not go according to plan sometimes. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a plan. You should have a clear idea about when to take specific decisions. It could be knowing when to quit your job to start your own business. It could be when to take a certain course. And besides, you should always try to cover all the possibilities.

If this happens I am doing this. If my WordPress site gets more than 10000 views per day, I am going to upgrade to a business plan. It could be whatever you want, you should always have a clear idea about what to do and when to do it.

5. Build good habits

The reason why you have resistance when doing something is that because you don’t have a clear path.

Since most of the things we do in our day-to-day life are habitual, all you have to do is the build-up few good habits and you are halfway there.

Here is a link to the best habit-building course, I’ve seen and it is free. This course is from a youtube channel I admire called Improvement Pill.

The Tamed Course – Video 1

This is the first video in the video series. I encourage you to go ahead and watch the full playlist because this video series really tranformational for me personally.


Well, that’s it for today guys. Good bye. I’ll see you soon with another article. Stay home. Stay safe ✌

Published by Thisura Thenuka

I am a passionate software engineering student. But cricket is my first love ❤

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