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Janet Durant


March 18, 2024


How Inaction Prevents You from Achieving Your Innermost Dreams and How to Combat It. 

It’s a bright and early Monday morning. It’s still dark outside, your alarm clock is buzzing and you're exhausted. It feels way too early and all you can think about is how much you want to stay and enjoy your nice, warm bed. 

But you’ve got goals. 

And not just goals, you’ve got some BIG GOALS! 

And you know the only way to make it happen is to get up and GO after them! 

That is what “The Art of Go” is all about. 

We’ve all got excuses. 

“I’m too old.”

“I don’t have enough time.” 

“It’s too hard.” 

But what happens 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years from now? When you’re sitting alone, wishing you had taken action and regretting the missed opportunities you had had. 

I bet you’ve experienced this at some point already.

Whether it’s wishing you had trained harder when you were younger in your sport of choice. 

You tell yourself, “I could’ve been great had I done x, y, and z.” 

Or I hear this one, I wish I had hired a CrossFit, lifting or gymnastics coach sooner. 

Instead, you’re now having to relearn skills because you pull early in your clean or you chicken wing on bar muscle-ups. 

It’s never too late to go after your BIGGEST, most GRANDIOSE goals. And honestly, the only thing you can and should do at this point is: Go! 

“Go:” “To move or proceed, especially to or from something.” {1}

What have you got to lose? 

When you get to the end of your life what are you going to regret the most? 

Going after your biggest, loftiest dreams or playing it safe and just getting by. 

I know which one I’d rather do. 

So, make it happen! Put down your phone, get off the couch, and GO! 

The biggest dream killer is inaction. 

But why aren’t you taking action?

What is stopping you? 

There are probably a few reasons you’re not going after what you want most. 

Fear of failure. 

Fear of what others might think.

Fear of wasting your time on something you may or may not achieve. 

I recently had a conversation with a friend. I told her that when I’m about to max out a lift with a new weight I’ve never attempted, I start to get in my head. Negative thoughts overtake my mind, and the fear of failing is what causes me to ultimately miss the lift. However, the more times I put that same weight on the bar in future attempts, I eventually hit the new PR.

Life is a lot like that as well. 

The result of going after your goals is one of two things:

You achieve what you want. Or you learn from your failure(s) and instead use them to redirect you towards what you want most out of this life.

You also will have to make sacrifices to get what you want.

You will have to give up time. 

Or money. 

Or both.

On top of that, we are blessed and cursed to live in a time where there are a lot of things happening. We are being distracted by social media, events, and so many mundane things in our lives we have to do. (Hello laundry, and dirty dishes…)

So, what ACTION steps can you put into place to go after what you want the most? 

  • Make a list of what you need to cut back or cut out of your life.
  • Figure out the reasons that you procrastinate. (Fear of failure, lack of time, money, etc.)
  • Write down what you want and the reasons you want these things. (Then read that list every day and remind yourself WHY you are GOING after these dreams.)  

For instance, let's say you want to learn a ring muscle-up.

What do you need to do to achieve it?

Perhaps, lack of time is the issue.

You never get around to working on the skill because you don't have enough time in your day to work on it. What can you cut out of your life to make time for working on it? Maybe time spent on your phone. Time spent in bed in the morning. There are so many ways we can MAKE time for something we REALLY WANT.

Time may not be the issue; instead, maybe it's not knowing where to start in learning the skill. You could dig through YouTube to teach yourself the skill, or you could hire a gymnastics coach. Learning from an expert will help prevent you from learning bad habits. Likewise, your chances of getting hurt go down due to having someone who knows how to teach the movement. You may have to sacrifice money in this case because paying for a coach is going to be more costly than trying to learn the skill on your own. But it will likely save you time. 

You will likely have to let some people down in going after your dreams. 

You might even have to cut some people or things out of your life to have the TIME or MONEY to achieve what you want. 

You will have to say “no” to friend’s Birthday parties, social events and ultimately anything that may get in the way of your goals. 

And people may not understand why you’ve decided to stay home, to be in bed by 9pm instead of being out with them, drinking and partying.

Along with the reasons that keep you from going after something you want; you need to know your WHY. If your why is bigger than your excuses, it's going to be so much easier to GO for it.

This is what sets apart the dreamers from the doers.

It's the "art of GO."

Doers take action. 

They ignore their excuses and other people’s opinions.

They MAKE their dreams a reality.

So GO after it!

Do it for you!

Trust the process.

Remind yourself of your why!

And take the action steps to achieve your dreams! 

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