Why You Shouldn’t be Tolerant

by Bamboo Forest

Tolerance is toxic.

Tolerance means not intervening in your life. But you must intervene continually if you want to reach your true potential.

Why do people continue to go to sleep late even though going to sleep early is what they want?

Why do people continue smoking even though quitting is what they desire?

Why do students get poor grades even though good grades are what they’re aiming for?


Let’s face it. If you’re tolerant of something, it will continue to manifest in your life without end.

Having tolerance for something that you want to change in your life is just another way of saying you’re not willing to make a decision.

Sitting on the fence, though, is meaningless because it doesn’t produce the results you want!

Here’s how Anthony Robbins defines decision:

“Making a true decision, unlike saying, “I’d like to quit smoking,” is cutting off any other possibility. In fact, the word “decision” comes from the Latin roots de, which means “from,” and caedere, which means “to cut.” Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility.”

We get one shot at this life, so let’s not be tolerant. Doesn’t matter what has transpired before us. The point, always, is to take action now.

Being tolerant gives you lackluster results. Intolerance gives you amazing results.

Last night I went to bed late when I had every opportunity to go to bed early. The reason why I went to bed late was because I was tolerant of staying up late. That’s where I went wrong. And I paid the price the next day.

If we all start making decisions where it matters we can make tolerance a thing of the past and start experiencing the joy of getting the results we know we’re capable of.

Bamboo Forest is a professional Email Life Coach and the founder of Tick Tock Timer.

Photo by thor_matt83

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