Why Making An Effort Is Not Enough

by Bamboo Forest

The fence is the worst place to be when you want to accomplish something.

Staying on the fence creates the illusion that you’re accomplishing something when you’re accomplishing nothing.

And the really sad thing is that even though you aren’t accomplishing anything by sitting on the fence, you’re still exerting tremendous effort.

Shouldn’t we get amazing results if we’re going to invest so much effort anyways?

The fence is an insidious form of procrastination, because we all know the truth: that when the results we want so badly really start to materialize it will be because we finally got off the fence and became fully committed.

That doesn’t mean the results will necessarily show up immediately. But they will show, undoubtedly, after enough consistent action is taken which demands you getting off the fence.

It would be remiss of me to give you this vital information and fail to give you another truth:

“Whenever you become empowered, you will be tested.” ~Caroline Myss

If you enjoyed this concept, I urge you to read another, more in depth, article I wrote on this subject:

Sitting On The Fence: How It Zaps Your Energy and Compromises Your Dreams

Regarding my public announcement

On March 16th I announced to all my readers that I will post twice a week for the next eight weeks.

While I didn’t succeed with this public declaration, it did motivate me to post nine posts over five weeks.

The reason I discontinued this regiment is simple: It wasn’t serving me any longer as I got busy with another very important project.

Without any hesitation I still fully contend that public declarations are powerful motivators. But, if they’re no longer serving you, then you become a slave to them. They are there to serve you, not the other way around.

Had I used this public declaration to, say, quit smoking, then no matter how you slice the pie, that public declaration would have always been serving me.

Photo by DayTripp (Tom)

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