"Unsuccessful people take this track. Feelings, Actions, Decisions. And that's how they end up broke, stressed and struggling. What successful people do is they make decisions FIRST. When they decide something, that's what they do. Period. Regardless of how they feel. Then from that decision they take action. And how do you think they feel afterwards? They're excited, they're energetic, and they are more confident because they've made that decision. They've followed through and they got results." - Peter Voogd
I am listening to the audiobook: The Entrepreneur's Blueprint to Massive Success: Create an Exceptional Lifestyle While Doing Business on Your Terms by Peter Voogd, and this concept resonated with me. People lead with their feelings and base their actions on them too often. Many people say that they want to wake up early to get a jump start on the day, but when the morning alarm sounds they FEEL tired and take the ACTION of hitting the snooze button, which leads to the DECISION to stay in bed. They aren't fully committed to their goal, and they give into their feelings.
The idea that successful people first commit to a decision and then take action, regardless of how they may feel at the moment, is a great way to reach your goals. The difficult work is selling yourself on the goal so effectively that you disregard your temporary feelings for the long-term success.
What the some of the distractions and obstacles that you face when you let your feelings take control instead of pushing through them?