There is a difference between knowing that something is true and really believing that something is true.
I have known this for a while, but it is only recently that I started to believe it.
(You might want to read those two sentences a few times. I had to. And I wrote them).
Here is how this is affecting my life at the moment.
I have known for some time – absolutely and unequivocally – that listening to other people is stupid.
It crushes creativity, creates self-doubt and can slow life to a crawl.
But I still do it.
Not as much as I did.
But I still do it.
However – just recently, I have started switching my phone off for 2 or 3 blocks of 4 to 6 hours per day.
I react to ‘stuff’ in small, 10 minute gaps between these blocks.
And believe me, the longer I do this, the more I dislike these gaps.
I just want to get on with life.
This is a great example of taking action because, somehow, I have moved from knowing to believing.
And I sense that I am now moving from ‘believing’ to ‘habit’.
Knowing. Believing. Habit.
When I started writing this, I didn’t know how it was going to end.
But now I do.
To make life more fulfilling. So you achieve more. So you race towards your dreams and ambitions more effectively. Try to work out how to move from knowing something to believing it enough that you take proper, meaningful action. Then, make that action a habit so that it becomes automatic. Then get on with your life and follow this process over and over so that you develop a whole raft of brilliant, healthy, automatic habits. All of them plugged in to helping you to achieving your goals and dreams.
There’s no ‘how’ in this story.
I haven’t worked out ‘how’ yet.
But this is a great ‘what’.
Honestly; it’s working for me.
Moving knowing… to believing… to acting… to a habit.
PS I think you already know all of this.
PPS But do you believe it?