Stop trying and start doing when it comes to things that really matter to you.

How many times have you said I’ll try?  I’m going to try?

Words have energy.  Instead of “I’ll try my best” say, “I will do my best”?   Your chances of success just increased.

Trying is like saying:  Maybe I’ll commit.  Maybe I’ll have success.  Maybe…

I’m going to use weight loss as an example because it’s an area I know a lot about both personally and professionally.

Between you and me, how much weight have you lost “trying” to lose weight?  Are you at your goal?  Have you lost 20, 30, 50lbs or more and kept it off for 6 months or longer?  If so, CONGRATULATIONS!  You did it!   But I would be willing to bet you haven’t.  “I will try” is a huge predictor for failure.

Before you start another program to lose weight don’t try…do!

Start with listing what you know you can and will do.

I will drink 8 oz. of water every 2 hours

I will walk 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening no matter what

I will…

Not only will you be making progress in creating greater health, but you will be building your confidence.  Why?  When you are doing and not “trying”, you are committing and accomplishing.  Yes! You can do this!

Let’s try this with getting organized.  Eliminate try from the process and commit to only what you will do.  If you say I will try to get organized – you already have an out to not succeed.

I will touch junk mail only one time to move from mail box to recycle

I will choose a moment out of the week to process all incoming mail

I will take the extra milli-second to put my keys in the same exact spot when I walk in the door

I will hire a professional organizer to help me set up systems

Create your “I will do list” with only things you will commit to.  Remember this is not an “I will try” list.

Eliminate “try” as an option and see what you can accomplish.  You may be surprised!

– Teresa Rodden, Certified Life Coach

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