#887 Hungry Cats?
The Italians say, “Belle Parole no Pascon I Gatti”; Beautiful words don’t feed cats.
Success is always about doing; about the work.
I like to exercise. Be it a morning run with my dog or an hour in the gym, I enjoy starting my day with physical exercise.
But when I’m lying in bed in that dreamy, just barely awake state, the thought of stepping out into a chilly, dark morning to run or push iron around is enormously unappealing. Lying under a cozy comforter, I just don’t feel like getting up and getting at it.
What I’ve learned is that feelings are false and that action rules.
The deal is this; start the action, and the feeling will follow.
I never feel like running until I’m running. I never feel like lifting until I’m lifting. I never feel like cold calling until I’m cold calling.
It may be doing your budget, your taxes, or cleaning your garage. Motion has magic in it.
The next time you’re confronted with a daunting task and fear or feelings have you frozen. Take a step toward it. Just one to start. Newton’s first law:
An object in motion stays in motion, and an object at rest stays at rest.
Own your sales gene…