“We don’t lack for knowing, we lack for doing.”

“What keeps us from doing what we know that needs to be done?” Answer = Barriers!

Barriers are obstacles and impediments that consistently keep us from acting on what we know. We are faced with a barrier in 7 stages of action for you to understand and assess what level you are at can be critical for you to move forward in your life.

1. You don’t know. 

  • Lack knowledge (ignorance)
  • You don’t know what you don’t know.
  • You need to focus on what you can do to keep learning and growing in this area.
  • Determine what is the right and wrong information, ask questions and keep searching for the truth.

2. You know but don’t believe. 

  • You’ve heard it but don’t believe it or feel it applies to your situation.
  • You don’t buy in so you don’t listen to it.
  • People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed.

3. You know and believe but don’t do. 

  • We lack conviction.
  • Beliefs are things you hold; Convictions are things that hold you!
  • You can say what your values and beliefs are but your schedule shows your convictions.
  • Things in this stage are; inconvenient, unnecessary or difficult.

4. You know and believe but can’t do. 

  • We often lack the skills and training that increase our odds for success.
  • We can learn the skill or enlist someone else to help us.

5. You know and do inconsistently. 

  • We lack commitment and get distracted and things never become part of our daily routines.
  • What is keeping you from being consistent? Do you rationalize, procrastinate or waste time online?
  • Determine what is stopping you and commit to making a change.

6. You know and do consistently. 

  • You are finally ‘getting it’. Going to the gym consistently. Dinner with family together every night.
  • However you don’t do it in every single area of your life.
  • Getting to this stage requires knowledge, understanding, commitment, hard work and discipline.

7. You know and make it Second Nature. 

  • Consistency is important to success but isn’t the end of the line. When you know something + believe in it + and do it consistently over time = you reach a point where living out the principle becomes as natural as breathing.
  • What you know is right takes a higher priority than what you feel.
  • Our culture puts an emphasis on what feels right or feels good rather than what is right.
  • When you don’t feel like working out, but you do anyway because you know you need to and you actually want to!
  • The right thing will eventually become second nature.

Wednesday’s Workout Is…

Bar Hang 6-minutes

Every time you drop:
800m run (850m Row)
30 DB Floor Press

Post by Chris; @mr.cpm