I got so much great feedback from my blog about “Taking Control of Your Day” that I thought I would expand upon it even further. People really responded positively to the idea of setting your alarm and leaving it in the bathroom, thereby eliminating the possibility of hitting the “snooze button.” That really got me thinking…every one of us have a proverbial “snooze button” inside our heads that prohibits us from obtaining our goals. Whether you choose to hit that button or not, is ultimately up to one person—you! And it’s that decision that will ultimately determine your success in life.
In our heads there are always things we know we should do, something we’ve been putting off, a task we’re afraid to tackle—maybe it’s losing 10 lbs., filing our taxes or taking that next step toward executing a new business idea or invention. By hitting that button in our heads, we allow ourselves to come up with every imaginable excuse to procrastinate, avoid or stay stuck in our rut. Just as hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock in the morning allows you to stay in bed, hitting that snooze button in your head allows you to stay stagnate in your life.
Every time you find yourself coming up with an excuse for why you shouldn’t do something, recognize that that’s your internal snooze button. You have a choice—will you hit it, and put off the task that could lead you to your goals or will you choose to ignore it, and take that valuable step? Challenge yourself to ignore that snooze button for seven days straight—when you find yourself rationalizing why you shouldn’t do something…instead…just do it. You will be amazed at your ability to move toward your goals in a very short period of time. Successful people don’t hit their snooze buttons, and neither should you!