Here are some of the things he said that really stood out to me, I encourage you to read the entire article:
- Who said that anxiety, discomfort, or fear has to prevent you from starting? I don't remember being told that I have to stop whatever I'm doing if it makes me feel uncomfortable.
- Once you accept that sometimes the weather will be too hot or too cold, or that we will be hungry sometimes, you can begin to think with reason and not act based on your emotions.
Some other great points of Gallozi:
- do not use the idea of seeing a counselor or buying/reading a self-book or writing a plan as a way of putting off Action.
- Do not assume motivation needs to come before action. Act first, and then the rewards will motivate you to do more.
This author recommends the following books, which I intend to check out at the library"
- "SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS, Free Yourself from the Habits, Compulsions, Feelings, and Attitudes that Hold You Back" by Milton R. Cudney, Ph.D. and Robert E. Hardy, Ed.D., HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
Hope you enjoyed and found use in this blog entry. I know I did!