What It Takes

A list of things you need to do in order to complete a task is not a list of reasons not to attempt that task.

That really could be the whole blog post, but I’ll elaborate. Often when a rewarding task or cool project idea presents itself (either because you’ve thought of it or because an outside source has suggested it), people will immediately start listing the reasons it would he hard as reasons not to do it. But all tasks have steps requiring effort! That’s just what it takes.

“I can’t move to a new city, because I’d have to research places to live, find a new job in the new location, pack my stuff, figure out transportation…”

Yeah? I mean, of course? You have to do all that stuff, but… you certainly can.

Here’s how to make your life way, way better. Every single time you find yourself saying the following sentence:

“I can’t do [X], because that requires [Y],” just change it to “I want to do [X], so it’s time to get started on [Y].”

“I want to move to a new city, so it’s time to get started on researching places to life, finding a new job there, packing my stuff, and figuring out transportation!”

That’s just what it takes.

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