You read that right. I’m not trying anymore. See, the problem with trying is, most of the time, I don’t care what the outcome is, because, at least I “tried.” Have you ever tried to lose weight? How about tried to meet a friend for lunch? Did you try to wake up early this morning? So, how did that work for you?
I’ve noticed with myself saying I am going to “try” and do this, that, or the other often. You know what else I noticed when I say this? I don’t do it. I’m going to try and go to the gym 3x per week turns into, “It’s day 2 which is close enough to day 3, so… I tried.” Sometimes only trying means only setting yourself up for mediocrity or even failure.
So, my challenge (here I go again, with the challenges), don’t try to do anything this year. Go do it. Start today. Start this week. Start now.
I changed my thinking from, “I’m going to try and workout at least 3x per week” to “I’m going to
try and workout at least 3x per week.” And guess what? I did it.
“I’m going to try and meet a friend for lunch” becomes “I’m going to
try and meet a friend for lunch.” Check.
I’m going to try and wake up early.” You’re crazy, check back later.
But, fo’ realz. Stop trying. Just do. You’ll thank me later.