Building a wall of excuses

Brick by brick we build our walls of excuses as to why we can not do something. Every suggestion is met by a wall of negative reasons to not do it. The mind sabotages as it perceives a risk.

It’s better to find reasons to do rather than to avoid. But that means stepping away from our mind and its ego.

This requires us to stop projecting forward, to stop focusing on the outcome, the end result. This is all involved in looking into the future and the uncertainty creates psychological fear, a thing we can not deal with now.

If we just focus on how we can start doing something now. Focusing our energies on just the first step, getting started. We will never know how anything turns out, however, we all know how to do that simple first step…the simple steps do not allow the mind to see any risk.

After all the future is unreal, so we just don’t know what will be, so worth just starting and not worrying about anything else. A series of tiny small repetitive steps create some of the most spectacular things. There is no opportunity to build a wall of excuses as we are focused and busy with lots of straightforward easy steps and we are in the moment enjoying the doing not in the mind and looking to why it won’t work.

Find a reason to build something not to build a wall of excuses to stop doing it.

More ends up being less

We put so much pressure on ourselves to reach perfection and get everything done that we actually end up doing less or nothing.

The pressure creates uncertainty and in turn, we end up jumping around from one thing to another and then not doing any of them well as we are only focused on the outcome and not the doing. We are stuck in our minds and therefore we are distracted and not giving the thing we are doing our full attention.

It becomes a vicious circle as we complete fewer tasks and we do not do them well, it then creates more work to correct things. In addition, we become more stressed as we feel we are failing and falling further behind.

Less ends up being more and more ends up being less. The less we aim to do, the less pressure we have, we focus more on the actual thing we are doing, so we enjoy doing it, we do it better and get a positive lift from finishing something. That then encourages to start something else, rather than put it off.

When we focus on the outcome, that is where our energy goes and as an outcome is future based and thus uncertain it creates anxiety and stress, which affect what we do now. When we focus on one simple task now, that is where the energy goes, we enjoy it and do it well.

Simply put, just do one thing now and think of nothing…just enjoy.