Dr. Rob Gilbert, Leading Sports Psychologist, coined the phrase GOYA (Get off your A#%). I'm coining the phase MOVE YOUR A#%.
Get up and start Moving... Not just anywhere... But Move in the direction of your GOALS.
YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.. Right!
Once You Know that... START MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. Take a first step... then another... then another. You've heard the saying... if you stumble and fall... Stumble and fall forward. NEVER BACKWARD. Fight hard not to go backward.
For those of you that trade stocks. it's like setting a trailing STOP after you've made some gains. If your stops are tight and continually adjusted upward you can never lose what you've gained.
Set trailing stops in LIFE!
What are we really saying... By moving your a#% you are creating a ACTION. When you create a action you are doing something.
Here's the golden nugget... YOU CAN ALWAYS (without exception) CONTROL YOUR ACTIONS... AND YOUR ACTIONS ARE INDEPENDENT OF YOUR FEELINGS, EMOTIONS OR THOUGHTS.
The trick is to make your actions move towards your goals, Remember this is independent of how you feel. Example - doing something you don't like.. but you know it is moving you in the direction you want. i.e., studying, lifting weights, working that 2nd job to pay for night school, or while in grammar school that job after school to pay for J Robinson's intensive camp, etc.
It is by far easier to control and change you what you DO (i.e., your actions), than it is to control and change your feelings, emotions or thoughts.
Successful people act even when they don't really want to. They take the feelings and emotions out of the equation. They consistently live by GOYA and MYA.