belief and behavior

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is so easy to be stuck in the paralysis of analysis.  We can spend so much time plotting, planning and preparing but good intentions are not enough to get you the life you want, you must DO! 

I can relate to this subject. When I was in recovery from PTSD and being treated for clinical depression I tried to pull out of the pit I was in from time to time; I would read self-help books.  But I never did what they said and I stayed stuck.  There are thousands of diet plans and the truth is most of them will work if you work them.  When I finally started to love myself and choose to do the things needed to get healthy the weight started coming off.  The difference between success and failure is action.  Getting that life rewards action changed my life!  Now I do what I say I am going to do and I am so different than I was.  I no longer am just a dreamer, I have goals and I go for them whatever it takes, and it takes action!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

My challenge: Choose one thing you have been talking about doing or changing and break it down into steps, each day do one thing on the list, no excuses!


Maria Elena Escobar